United States Congressman Matt Gaetz
introduced a Resolution calling for Recusal of
Robert Mueller as Special Counsel.
November 3, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL),
member of the House Judiciary Committee,
introduced a resolution today
calling for the resignation of Robert Mueller,
former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
from his position as Special Counsel.

Congressman Matt Gaetz Introduces Resolution
Calling for Recusal of Mueller from Special Counsel
November 3, 2017
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
member of the House Judiciary Committee,
introduced a resolution today
calling for the resignation of Robert Mueller,
former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
from his position as Special Counsel.

“Evidence has emerged that the FBI withheld information
from Congress and from the American people
about Russian corruption of American uranium companies.
A confidential U.S. witness,
working in the Russian nuclear industry,
revealed that Russia had deeply compromised
an American uranium trucking firm
through bribery and financial kickbacks.

Although federal agents possessed this information in 2010,
the Department of Justice continued investigating this
“matter” for over four years.
The FBI, led at the time by Robert Mueller,
required the confidential witness
to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
When the witness attempted to contact Congress
and federal courts about the briber
and corruption he saw,
he was threatened with legal action.
By silencing him, Obama’s Justice Departmen
and Mueller’s FBI
knowingly kept Congress in the dark
about Russia’s significant
and illegal involvement
with American uranium companies.

These deeply troubling events took place
when Mr. Mueller was the Director of the FBI.
As such, his impartiality is hopelessly compromised.
He must step down immediately,”
Rep. Gaetz said in a statement.

Cosponsors of the resolution currently include
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX).

In July 2017, Rep. Gaetz offered an amendment
in the House Judiciary Committee,
as well as a stand-alone resolution,
calling for a special counsel to investigate
former FBI Director
James Comey’s collusion with Robert Mueller,
the FBI’s mishandling of
the Hillary Clinton investigation,
and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s
infamous “tarmac conversation”
with former President Bill Clinton.

The text of the resolution can be found below:

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives
that Robert Mueller should resign from his special counsel position.

Whereas from 2001–2013,
Robert Mueller served as
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

Whereas as early as 2009,
the FBI discovered that Russian officials
were engaging in bribery and extortion,
tainting the American uranium industry
in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
to strengthen their own nuclear program;

Whereas investigations into Russia’s
corruption of American uranium-related businesses
were supervised by then-United States Attorney Rod Rosenstein, currently serving as Deputy Attorney General,
and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe,
currently serving as Deputy Director
of the FBI;

Whereas despite knowledge of this corruption,
backed by documents and an eyewitness account,
neither the Department of Justice nor
the Federal Bureau of Investigation
under the leadership of Mr. Mueller
brought charges;

Whereas the Department of Justic
actively threatened the liberty
of a confidential informant
embedded within Russia’s nuclear program
who wished to inform Congress
about Russian corruption of
American uranium-related companies,
and the FBI required this informant
to sign a non-disclosure agreement,
intentionally depriving Congress
of information vital to national security
and Congressional oversight authority;

Whereas Members of Congress have raised objections to,
and concerns with,
the sale of American uranium assets
to Russian companies,
and raised these concerns
in official correspondence to
then-President Obama as early as 2010;

Whereas in 2010,
when the Russian Federation needed
American approval of uranium sales,
former President William Jefferson Clinton
received hundreds of thousands of dollars
in speaking fees from Kremlin-linked institutions,
and requested approval from the State Department
to meet with central figures in Russia’s nuclear industry,
and eventually met with
Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin
at Mr. Putin’s private residence;

Whereas the Clinton Foundation
has either directly or indirectly
received undisclosed donations
totaling millions of dollars
from Russian-linked sources,
including from officials
in Russia’s nuclear program;

Whereas in 2010, Hillary Clinton,
founder of the Clinton Foundation,
wife of former President Clinton,
and then Secretary of State,
approved the sale of Uranium One
to a Russian state-owned
nuclear technology corporation;

Whereas any thorough and honest investigation
into the corruption of American-uranium
related business must include
investigating the willful blindness
of the FBI and its leaders;

Whereas under 28 CFR 45.2,
no individual can participate
in a criminal investigation
if he has a personal
or political relationship
with any organization
substantially involved in
the conduct that is subject
of the investigation;

Whereas under 28 CFR 45.2,
no individual may participate in
a criminal investigation
if the individual’s participation
would create an appearance of
conflict of interes
likely to affect public perception
of the integrity of the investigation;

Whereas the Code of Federal Regulations,
applied to Mr. Mueller,
demonstrates that
he cannot be allowed
to investigate his former colleagues,
supervisors, and subordinates;

Whereas these obvious
conflicts of interest
are unacceptable to the
United States justice system
and the American people:

Now, therefore, be it Resolved,

That House of Representatives
expresses its sense that Robert Mueller
is compromised and should resign
from his special counsel position