Robert Mueller is not "untouchable" and should be replaced with another investigator, says an attorney and former prosecutor.
"I don't think he's untouchable," advises Abe Hamilton, a former district attorney who is now general counsel and public policy analyst at the American Family Association.
"The reason why that is the perception," Hamilton says, "is because of this politically divisive atmosphere that we're in and because you have the public relations firm of the Democratic Party, being the mainstream media, present."
Mueller is serving as special counsel to investigate alleged collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and Democrats eyeing impeachment are hoping that Mueller will eventually hang Trump with solid evidence. Yet the ongoing investigation has run up against other allegations of collusion – within the federal government – to protect Hillary Clinton and to go after Trump.
As the Mueller investigation moves into 2018, in fact, some Republicans on Capitol Hill are voicing frustration that no evidence of collusion has been presented yet the evidence is growing of anti-Trump bias.
"If Bob Mueller were any more biased, we'd have to give him credentials for the mainstream media," Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) told Fox News recently. "I've been calling for Mueller to be fired for months now."
There are now calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to call for a special counsel to investigate the special counsel.
According to Hamilton, there is a way for Jeff Sessions to effectively end Muller's investigation: the attorney general should "unrecuse" himself.
"Put a halt on Mueller," Haminton suggests, "and get all of the files and the evidence that the Mueller team is using, turn that over to the IG in the interim time period to determine whether or not a subsequent special prosecutor needs to be appointed, or whether the current DOJ can continue the investigation."
Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.
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