Texas Congressman Attempts to Discredit Mueller Investigation With Absurd Claims
Special counsel Robert Mueller is "out for a scalp" and his target is President Donald Trump, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Tuesday.
"I have said since day one, since he was appointed, he is bad news," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "He is out for a scalp. He would love to get Trump's scalp. He would love to be the hero of the left to take out Donald Trump and he will do everything he can to do that."
Gohmert further accused Mueller, a longtime former director of the FBI, of not being the "upstanding, fair guy that people painted him as being."
"He did more destruction to the FBI, weakened the FBI more so than J. Edgar Hoover or anybody ever did," he continued. "He purged the training records of anything that offended radical Islamists. Weakened us of our ability to see, for example, the Boston bomber, they went out to talk to him, because of Mueller they didn't know what to ask. He persistently shows disdain toward people who are very conservative. He's a problem."
And as a result, said Gohmert, he has "no faith in Mueller," and hasn't had faith in him since the first day he was named special counsel.
Further, said Gohmert, Mueller won't be deterred with people "falling around him" such as FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who reportedly is planning to retire next spring.
"He wants a scalp and he would love to get POTUS," said Gohmert. "If he cannot get the president, he will take a Mike Flynn, and it was kind of sad the way that all happened."
McCabe, who was grilled by the House Judiciary Committee for over seven hours last week, has come under fire after his wife, a Democratic politician, received donations from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an ally of Hillary Clinton's.
The deputy director was also implicated in an email chain between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page about Trump.
"I sat it in on questioning last week of Andy McCabe and, that was supposed to be confidential and I won't betray that confidentiality but he doesn't remember some things, the same way that Mueller and some of the others do," said Gohmert. "He can't go fast enough. Anybody that has that much disrespect for the Republican Party, for the president of the United States, this goes way beyond just having a political opinion like everybody does. This is things that affect your judgment."
Gohmert added that during the hearing, McCabe sounded straightforward, "but he remembers some things very differently from some of the other people who made public statements."