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

Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertHouse Republican interrupted in reparations hearing by protester shouting 'you lie!' Annual 'Will on the Hill' pokes fun at 2020 race Democrats, Republicans in Congress spar over state abortion laws MORE (R-Texas) said Wednesday that he agreed with former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe most important pledge Democratic presidential candidates can make Congress and contempt: What you need to know The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats wonder: Can Nadler handle the Trump probe? MORE's prediction that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE would not relent in his investigation of Russia's 2016 election meddling until he was able to indict President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign buys full page ads in Miami newspapers ahead of Dem debates Trump administration's 'forced diplomacy' with Iran isn't working Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama MORE.

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.

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"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 ComeyJames Brien ComeyBiden is the least electable candidate — here's why Top Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann lands book deal Trump to appear on 'Meet the Press' for first time as president MORE.

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.