Members of the House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday took to the House floor to shed light on the conflicts of interest in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion and to call on him to resign.
Congressman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) led the effort and was joined by Representatives Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Scott Perry, Ted Yoho, and Jody Hice.
Topics covered during the special order included Robert Mueller, James Comey, Uranium One, Fusion GPS, the Steele dossier, Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation. Mueller’s investigation is based in part on Fusion GPS’s Steele dossier, aka the “dodgy dossier.”
In his opening remarks, Rep. Biggs said, “Congress has sought answers from the previous administration for many years. Without exception, the Obama administration stonewalled these attempts.”
House Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said that the country is “at risk of a coup d’etat” unless Special Counsel Robert Mueller steps down from his investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump 2016 campaign.
Rep. Gaetz also called for a special prosecutor to investigate the Uranium One scandal, the Clinton Foundation, and the Fusion GPS firm, which produced the dodgy dossier alleging Trump-Russia collusion. The effort was allegedly bankrolled by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and Obama for America.
Congressman Mark Meadows: “The point is to recognize that there are legitimate, unanswered questions about whether the Obama Justice Department involved themselves in a political project targeting then-candidate Donald Trump—a suggestion that has far more evidence behind it than the directionless investigation into the Trump-Russian collusion.”
Congressman Trent Franks: “Could Mr. Mueller be acting with vengeance? Or to vindicate his good friend and colleague James Comey, who had a very public feud with the president?”
Congressman Scott Perry: “It is far past time to thoroughly — marginally…how about to marginally investigate this [Uranium One] deal, the Obama administration’s actions, and the Clinton family’s role.”
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert: “We’ve gotta clean this town up, and it will start with the resignation of Mr. Mueller and a proper investigation of all of this underlying case involving Comey, Lynch, the Clintons, and Russia.”
Congressman Ted Yoho: “My hope is that there is a conclusion to an investigation, and that the people that broke the law are held accountable, so that we don’t have to talk about another investigation that spends the American taxpayers’ money without somebody paying the price for misrepresenting the American people and turning over strategic products of this country – uranium, in this case – to a foreign entity that doesn’t want the best for America.”
Congressman Jody Hice: “The fact is the United States did not remain vigilant. Our foreign policy suffered. We ignored the fact that Russian interests and goals are not our interests and goals. Nothing demonstrates this more than the Uranium One case.”
In his closing remarks, Biggs said, “I renew my call for [Robert Mueller’s] resignation; short of that, his termination of employment. This is the scandal of our time. It affects our national security, the views of the American people for justice and on elections.”