GOP lawmaker: We need to continue to support Mueller’s investigation

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) on Monday said Republicans need to continue to support special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“Months ago I & many other Republicans vowed to support Mueller investigation & allow it to work its way through process to get the facts,” Banks tweeted Monday.

“In light of today’s indictments we must continue to support and allow the integrity of the process to work.”

{mosads}His comments come after reports that President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will turn himself in to the FBI in what appears to be the first charges related to Mueller’s investigation.

Manafort has been charged with 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States, according to the Justice Department.

Trump has in the past called the Russia probe a “witch hunt” and denied any collusion with Russia.

Democrats have warned that the country would be thrust into a constitutional crisis if he were to fire Mueller. 

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Sunday similarly said Republicans need to let Mueller do his job.

“I would encourage my Republican friends — give the guy a chance to do his job,” Gowdy said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“The result will be known by the facts, by what he uncovers. The personalities involved are much less important to me than the underlying facts. So, I would — I would say give the guy a chance to do his job.”

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