Rep. Gohmert Blasts Trump-Russia Probe: More Accurate to Call Mueller Report a 'Dossier'
House Judiciary Committee member Louie Gohmert said Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final conclusion should be viewed as a "dossier," not a "report," questioning how the investigation has been conducted from the start.
Gohmert was referring to the unverified anti-Trump dossier, which was compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele in 2016 and made public by BuzzFeed News in January 2017.
"I would think it would be more descriptive, more accurate to quit calling it the Mueller report whenever it comes out. It is more like a Mueller dossier," Gohmert said on "Outnumbered Overtime," expressing doubts about the rampant speculation that Mueller is ready to wrap up his probe.
Gohmert said Mueller, a lifelong registered Republican, enlisted "Democratic henchmen" like prosecutor Andrew Weissmann and others to probe Trump and his associates.
Speaking to the media ahead of a trip to Ohio, the president continued to lambaste the investigation into Russian intervention in the 2016 election – calling it "ridiculous" – but said he wants to see its findings nonetheless.
"Let it come out, let people see it," Trump said. "I think it’s ridiculous, but I want to see it."
Gohmert said that with all things considered, Trump is correct to want the entire Mueller dossier released to the public.
Gohmert added that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "should be out" and must be replaced by someone Attorney General Bill Barr trusts. Rosenstein was expected to depart sometime this month, but will now reportedly be in his post "a little while longer."
Gohmert accused Rosenstein and his "henchmen" in the Justice Department of consistently "undermining" former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
"Jeff never really realized it, even after I told him," he said.
Watch the full interview above.