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GOP lawmaker: ‘Mueller should be fired’

GOP lawmaker: ‘Mueller should be fired’
© Camille Fine

Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertGOP increasingly balks at calling Jan. 6 an insurrection 21 Republicans vote against awarding medals to police who defended Capitol GOP's Gohmert, Clyde file lawsuit over metal detector fines MORE (R-Texas) said Wednesday that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE should be fired from his position investigating Russia's election meddling and the Trump campaign.

“I think Mueller should be fired,” Gohmert said during the monthly “Conversation with Conservatives” meeting on Wednesday. “He should never have been appointed and he should never have accepted. He should be fired.”

Gohmert clarified that he thinks the president should not actually fire Mueller, because Republicans in Congress might impeach him if he did so.

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“The only reason that he is not going and the president is not going to fire him and that I am not calling for him to be fired now is ... because of all the establishment Republicans that think they would have to come after Trump if he were fired.”

Gohmert accused Mueller of being more interested in pursuing crimes that are in the “parameters” of what he is supposed to pursue.

“Anything beyond Russian collusion are things that could be investigated, should be investigated, by the current DOJ, the current FBI, and not a special counsel that is covering his own rear and his own problems that he created in allowing U.S. uranium to be sold,” Gohmert said about Mueller.

Mueller’s mandate from the Justice Department allows him to bring charges for any crimes he discovers during his investigation.

“I knew the day that Robert Mueller was appointed that he was a problem,” Gohmert said.

President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE has taken a more aggressive stance toward Mueller recently. On Wednesday, Trump repeated his claim that Mueller’s investigation should never have been launched.