Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanThree scenarios for how leadership races could play out in the House New Dem ad uses Paterno, KKK, affair allegations to tar GOP leaders Department of Education launches investigation into OSU sexual abuse allegations MORE (R-Ohio), a key conservative and House Freedom Caucus member, said Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller is in a "precarious position" over the Uranium One deal, given his lack of action on the issue.  

"Robert Mueller, I think, in light of what we've also recently learned, relative to the Uranium One Deal, surely seems a bit compromised to me," Jordan said in a Fox News interview, adding that his failure to press charges in the investigation of the sale to Russia of a U.S. uranium company puts him in "a somewhat precarious position." 

The congressman said that the "best thing to do" would be for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump indicates he's leaning against Mueller sit-down Trump rattled by White House counsel's cooperation with Mueller: report Falwell Jr. killed student newspaper articles critical of Trump: report MORE to name another special counsel to look into the case. 

Jordan, vice chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, joined a group of Republicans this week who took the House floor calling for Mueller's recusal from his ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Mueller, the congressmen say, is impartial to the Russia investigation because of his inaction on the 2010 sale of a uranium company with holdings in the U.S. to the Russian nuclear giant Rosatom.

The House Intelliegence and Oversight committees formally launched investigations of the deal last month, retreading familiar ground for Republicans, who have used the issue of the sale to try to discredit former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton to headline trio of DNC fundraisers: report Allegations of ‘Trump TV’ distract from real issues at Broadcasting Board of Governors Chelsea Clinton: Politics a 'definite maybe' in the future MORE since it was revealed in conservative author Peter Schweitzer's 2015 book "Clinton Cash."

The approval for the takeover was inked by a nine-agency review board that included the State Department when Clinton was secretary of State.

Republicans say their concerns were stonewalled by the Obama administration at the time and now they want to know whether the deal should have been approved in the first place.