Rep. Gaetz Calls for Hearings With Mueller, Rosenstein on Direction of Russia Probe
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that he wants to hold hearings with individuals at the center of the Russia investigation to find out the definitive direction of the probe.
Gaetz said on "Outnumbered Overtime" that the Department of Justice is "covering their own trail" because those in charge know they engaged in FISA abuses.
"Are we really in a situation where Bob Mueller is no longer investigating crimes, he's just investigating people?" Gaetz asked, calling for House Judiciary Committee hearings with Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.
"My expectation is that there are no good answers and that at the Department of Justice, they're covering their own trail because they know that they engaged in FISA abuses that they don't want to be prosecuted for," he said.
President Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, is reportedly under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations.
Cohen's attorney, Stephen Ryan, said a raid of his office, home and hotel room Monday's was conducted by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and was based at least partly on a referral from the special counsel.
Gaetz said he understands the president's frustration with the "hypocrisy" taking place at the Department of Justice regarding the expanding probe and that Trump shouldn't fire Mueller.
He said Trump instead should consider terminating Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.
"Rod Rosenstein believes he can oversee an investigation into obstruction of justice regarding the fire of [former FBI director] James Comey, when it was Rod Rosenstein who wrote the memo recommending the firing of James Comey," Gaetz said.
— Outnumbered Overtime (@OutnumberedOT) April 10, 2018
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