James Comey and Robert Mueller are used to performing investigations — but the tables may soon turn. Several GOP lawmakers want the men to go under investigation for their partisan handling of the Trump and Obama administrations.
Three Republican House Oversight Committee members on Friday called for an investigation into former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller for acting in a partisan manner and applying double standards when it came to the Obama and Trump administrations.
Reps. Jim Jordan (OH), Mark Meadows (NC), and Jody Hice (GA) said Comey misled the American people last year when he agreed to then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s request that he call an investigation into Hillary Clinton a “matter” instead of an investigation.
“He did it willfully. He did it intentionally. And he did it at the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch,” they wrote in a piece published on foxnews.com.
They also said Comey misled the American people in the early weeks of the Trump administration by “furthering the perception that President Trump was under investigation, when in fact he was not.”
“He again did this willfully and intentionally,” they wrote.
They also pointed out that Comey recently admitted having a friend leak one of his memos detailing a private conversation he had with Trump, after Trump fired him.
Comey admitted doing so to spark the appointment of a special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference and any collusion with the Trump campaign.
That person appointed was Robert Mueller — Comey’s “mentor and predecessor,” they wrote.
“The American people want justice to be blind. They want equal justice and equal protection for everyone. But Mr. Comey’s actions continue to call his impartiality, and the impartiality of the Holder and Lynch Justice departments, into question,” they said.
When Trump promised to drain the swamp, he was likely referring to the likes of Comey and Mueller. Both men can't seem to take politics out of their roles in D.C., and they're willing to degrade the purpose of their agencies in order to push their own agenda.
But they may not be off the hook for long.
Claim: Fired FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Bob Mueller are “best friends” which presents a conflict of interest in the Russia investigation.2 days ago – Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point. … repeatedly trying to draw unflattering attention to their relationship, … Comey was selected by President Barack Obama in 2013 to succeed Mueller as FBI director. A BIG CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
Lock these crooked problem people up and be done!!
It is about time.
both men should be investigated by FBI. let the president do his job.