Gohmert Calls for 2nd Special Counsel: Mueller Looking for 'Something to Take Trump Out'
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said a second special counsel must probe alleged abuses by the FBI and Justice Department, arguing the American justice system is at stake.
Gohmert said Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and attorney Andrew Weissmann should be "disqualified."
"This is about saving the American justice system," Gohmert said on "Happening Now."
"This has got to be cleaned up, and that takes somebody from outside."
A 12-page resolution was introduced by a group of GOP lawmakers Tuesday.
As Fox News reported, it will ask the new special counsel to probe three topics:
The ending of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's personal email server, the progress of the Trump-Russia investigation from its origins through the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, and abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the warrant application process.
Will be introing this res today w/@RepMarkMeadows @Jim_Jordan @RepDeSantis @RepMattGaetz & many others detailing misconduct at highest levels of DOJ/FBI re FISA abuse, how/why Clinton probe ended, Trump-Russia probe began & calling for 2nd Special Counsel https://t.co/yr6IJxcxch
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 22, 2018
Gohmert added that he told President Trump last June that although Mueller should be fired, he could not take that action because of "weak-kneed" Republicans who would push to impeach him.
The resolution, submitted by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), said that the second special counsel is needed due to "evidence that raises critical concerns about decisions, activities, and inherent bias displayed at the highest levels of the Department of Justice" and the FBI.
"If Mueller and Rosenstein had [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions' integrity we would not be having these problems, but they don't and they need to be investigated," Gohmert added, highlighting a recent comment by former Attorney General Eric Holder, who predicted charges by Mueller against the president.
"That's why this investigation has been so far-reaching. [Mueller] wants something to take Trump out one way or another."
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