Rep. Gohmert: Mueller Only Wants to Affect the Election, Help Democrats
Report: Mueller to issue findings after election.
House Judiciary Committee Member Louie Gohmert reacted Wednesday to reports Special Counsel Robert Mueller will issue findings after the midterm elections.
According to Bloomberg, which cited two anonymous sources, "Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice."
The findings will be provided to his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but it's unclear if they would be made public.
Gohmert (R-Texas) said on "Outnumbered Overtime" that he believes Mueller wants to "affect the election," while trying to appear that he does not intend to.
"They need this to help the Democrats in the election," Gohmert said, suggesting that there is little veracity to the collusion allegations made against President Donald Trump.
Why in the world do you have to release a statement saying you’re pretty well through, you’re coming out with a report right after the election? To affect the election – that’s all #Mueller cares about: https://t.co/PGYOgbAiPE via @cnsnews
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) October 17, 2018
Gohmert said that Mueller may be trying to warn the Democrats "not to be mad at" that he has no "hard evidence" of collusion with the Russians or an indictment.
"He's wanting to make [things for] the Trump administration as difficult as possible," Gohmert said, adding that the prosecutor hopes Democrats win back the House in November "so some of his potential crimes can go unobserved."
He questioned whether Mueller has a "revenge motive" because Trump did not select him to be FBI director.
Watch the interview above.