Washington, D.C., was rocked Monday when special prosecutor Robert Muller indicted two former Trump campaign staffers and announced the guilty plea of another. Special prosecutor Mueller was praised as the right man to lead the investigation back in May by both sides of the aisle. Lately though, there have been some on the right who are questioning if he is indeed the man for the job. Three Republican congressmen led by Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida are expected Friday to file a resolution calling for Mueller to recuse himself. They are doing this primarily over the fact that Mueller headed the FBI when the Obama administration approved the Uranium One deal involving Russia. They feel this disqualifies Mueller from leading the investigation of Russia and the Trump campaign. It is worth noting that nine government agencies and five outside observer agencies made up the committee that approved the deal and none of the agencies was the FBI. The question does remain, though: Should Robert Mueller recuse himself?
Those who feel that Robert Mueller should recuse himself feel he has too many conflicting interests to be impartial. They point out that Jim Comey, the man whose firing prompted his appointment, is Mueller’s friend and protege. Plus, if there is a chance his investigation leads him into looking at the Uranium One deal, he should recuse himself because he was part of the Obama administration when the deal was approved.
People who feel he doesn’t need to recuse himself see the calls for his recusal as a smoke screen to distract people from the things happening in the Trump investigation. They feel it is insane for him to have to recuse himself over a deal that had nothing to do with the FBI and had to be approved by 14 different agencies inside and outside the government. Many feel this is a desperate attempt to try and save a president that, everyday that goes by, it looks more and more likely he could be impeached and possibly sent to jail.
When Robert Mueller was named the special prosecutor, he was cheered across Washington. He is a man with a stellar resume and appears to be doing a very thorough and competent job. We do not know what his investigation will reveal to the country. We shall have to see what happens.
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Should special prosecutor Robert Mueller recuse himself? Does his time in the Obama administration disqualify him from the job? Or, is this a desperate attempt to try and save the Trump presidency?
Robert Mueller should recuse himself
Those who feel Robert Mueller should recuse himself say that his personal relationship with Jim Comey and his possible connection to the Uranium One deal must require him to recuse himself.
His integrity was compromised the second he accepted job as Special Counsel, as it was widely known that he was Comey's mentor. So many conflicts of interest, so little oversight. We deserve a refund on all the tax $ wasted on this.
— 01010001 (@AmbergeddonSYI) October 28, 2017
If Mueller does not recuse himself we know his integrity is compromised.. Deeply connected to uranium one & Comey.. pic.twitter.com/JKaTLPOgaj
— GITMO 🇺🇸 (@President1Trump) October 27, 2017
Mueller should Recuse himself and Rod Rosenstein should resign for corruption
— Angeluis (@Angelui65970294) November 3, 2017
Robert Mueller should not recuse himself
People who feel he doesn’t need to recuse himself say that the very idea is ridiculous. Even if there was something underhanded going on during the Uranium One deal, the FBI was not involved with approving the deal.
IF/IF Mueller is investigating #UraniumOne deal, he does need 2 recuse himself. Fine! But, how do we know what’s being investigated?
— Educational & Political Research Ltd. (@JennaNeen) November 3, 2017
Mueller is the most courageous, professional and qualified to finally have ACTED on Trump administration corruption.
— Jane (@enidjanebooth) November 3, 2017
The absurdity shows their hysteria. Someone much bigger than Manafort must be about to go down…. #Trussiagate
— Susan Keckler (@SusanKeckler) November 3, 2017
But even if HRC were guilty as sin and a serial killer to boot I don't see what this has to do with Mueller or why he should recuse over it.
— manwithoutabody💀🎙️ (@manwithoutabody) November 3, 2017
Do you think Robert Mueller should recuse himself?