As the’ Trump dossier’ continues to implode on the DOJ, Muller faces new demands for his resignation from Conservative critics. With the new revelations of potential FBI, as well ad Meuller’s, involvement in the Russia probe it is only right that he remove himself from the probe and here is why.
Robert Mueller, Special Representative, was called out for his involvement not only in the smear campaign involving Russian misinformation against President Trump but his responsibility to oversee the Uranium-1 project. The Uranium-1 project was approved by the Obama administration and gives Russia access to 20% of American Uranium.
For almost a year now the DOJ has denied involvement in the Fusion GPS – Russian collusion probe in an attempt to tie Trump to Russia. The Truth has a way of coming to light and in this case revealed the investigation was largely funded by the liberal party, including Clinton.
Since the investigation has wasted time and resources, without a legitimate foundation of truth, the Republican party has called for Meuller’s resignation. It’s simple, Meuller’s involvement to both projects, his questionable relationship with Former FBI director James Comey, and the discovery of possible bribes to push Russian collusion makes Mueller another liability of corruption.
While most sources are not saying Mueller lacks integrity he does contribute to the political circus we find ourselves in today. WSJ (Wall Street Journal) editorial has even gotten involved urging Mueller to step down to avoid farther conflict.
“Two pertinent questions: Did the dossier trigger the FBI probe of the Trump campaign, and did Mr. Comey or his agents use it as evidence to seek wiretapping approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Trump campaign aides?” the editorial board wrote, before turning to Mueller’s role:
“The Fusion news means the FBI’s role in Russia’s election interference must now be investigated—even as the FBI and Justice insist that Mr. Mueller’s probe prevents them from cooperating with Congressional investigators. Mr. Mueller is a former FBI director, and for years he worked closely with Mr. Comey. It is no slur against Mr. Mueller’s integrity to say that he lacks the critical distance to conduct a credible probe of the bureau he ran for a dozen years. He could best serve the country by resigning to prevent further political turmoil over that conflict of interest.”
Another potential issue is Mueller’s supervision of a bribery probe involving a subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom, which eventually got approval from the U.S. to buy a Canadian mining company that controlled a swath of American uranium reserves. At the time of the probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller as special counsel, was a U.S. attorney and Mueller was FBI director. Republicans want to know how that deal was approved despite the evidence gathered in the bribery probe.
“The whole reason for independent counsels is to have the public trust, the professionalism and the diligence of the investigation, but they have to guard against actual conflicts of interest and apparent conflicts of interest,” said former high-ranking Justice Department official James Trusty, who served under the Bush and Obama administrations. “There may be some tipping point, though, separating facts from rumors, and we may be close to the tipping point.”