Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHouse Freedom Caucus votes to condemn Amash's impeachment comments Amash storm hits Capitol Hill Ohio governor calls to eliminate statute of limitations for sex crimes after OSU doctor abuse report 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 SessionsMSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump Chris Wallace: AG Barr 'clearly is protecting' Trump Appeals court rules Trump end of DACA was unlawful 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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 ClintonWhat the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election Steve Bullock puts Citizens United decision at center of presidential push Feehery: A whole new season of 'Game of Thrones' 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.