Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein have too many conflicts of interest to investigate the controversial Russian uranium deal.
"Rosenstein and Mueller are in this up to their eyeballs," the Texas congressman told "Outnumbered Overtime" on Tuesday.
"Whether we need to get another special counsel or not, it certainly cannot be Bob Mueller and Rod Rosenstein," Gohmert said. "They need to be out of the picture."
Federal prosecutors are investigating the Uranium One deal and its connection with Russian payments to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Both Mueller and Rosenstein were close to FBI leadership, which was already aware of kickbacks and bribery with an American uranium trucking firm before the deal was approved.
Several lawmakers, including Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley have called for the second special counsel in addition to the one investigating the Trump campaign.