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GOP lawmaker: Mueller won't stop until he gets a Trump indictment

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Wednesday that he agreed with former Attorney General Eric Holder's prediction that special counsel Robert Mueller would not relent in his investigation of Russia's 2016 election meddling until he was able to indict President Trump.

Gohmert, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that Mueller wants to "affect the election" and "screw over the president" because Trump didn't appoint him to lead the FBI.

"I totally believe [Holder] when he says 'I've known Robert Mueller for 20, 30 years and he is not going to stop until he gets some kind of indictment against the president,' " Gohmert said.

"I think he's right. That's what Mueller wants to get," the Texas Republican added before predicting that the special counsel would possibly release more indictments before November to affect the midterm elections.

"Mueller could care less. He would love to affect the election," Gohmert added. "This is a guy who sat down, looked Trump in the face, basically begging him to reappoint him again as director of the FBI, and when he doesn't get it he becomes special counsel of an area he's totally disqualified from because he [in the past] was FBI director."

Trump had reportedly considered Mueller to lead the FBI after firing James Comey.

Mueller served as FBI director from 2001 to 2013.

Republicans and allies of the White House have attacked the special counsel investigation and the Justice Department in recent months, questioning the credibility of both Mueller and FBI agents working for his office.

The special counsel's office has issued indictments for dozens of Russian nationals over 2016 election interference so far, as well as for former members of the Trump campaign, accused of financial crimes and lying to authorities.

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