Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHouse Republicans need history lesson in battle over next leader The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — Congress returns to leadership races, lame-duck drama This week: Congress starts lame-duck with leadership fight 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 SessionsGraham backs bill to protect Mueller Democrats in murky legal water with Whitaker lawsuits Whitaker’s past business dealings under scrutiny 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 ClintonOvernight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — First lady's office pushes for ouster of national security aide | Trump taps retired general as ambassador to Saudis | Mattis to visit border troops | Record number of female veterans to serve in Congress Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February What midterm exit polls tell us about 2020 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.