Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading up the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, was recently defended by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Ryan defended Mueller on “The Jay Weber Show” saying the following:
“I don’t think many people are saying Bob Mueller is a biased partisan. He’s really, sort of, anything but.”
Ryan then used Mueller’s resume and past to strengthen his stance:
“Remember, Bob Mueller, is a Republican, who was appointed by a Republican, who served in the Republican administration, who crossed over and stayed on until his term ended.”
“The point is we have an investigation in the House, an investigation in the Senate and a special counsel, which sort of de-politicizes this stuff and gets it out of the political theater, and that is, I think, better to get this off to the side. I think the facts will vindicate themselves, and then let’s just go do our jobs.”
The Speaker then told Weber that the massive attention on the Russia problems hasn’t actually distracted the Republicans. In fact, Ryan said that House Republicans are “working on the problems people care about, their problems.” His statement also came shortly after Kellyanne Conway jabbed Mueller for his “band of Democratic donors.”
Trump’s lawyers have been digging into Mueller’s team to eradicate any conflicts of interest such as big donors paying an investigation member. His lawyers also deny that their digging is in any way an attempt at opposing the Mueller team’s research. They have also made it clear that they will take appropriate action if the investigation over steps their scope.
Trump stated what would be out of the framework of the inquiry when he told the New York Times that investigating any of his family’s financial records would be out of line.
Credit: The Hill