According to FoxNews:
GOP Rep. Trent Franks is calling on Mueller to resign due to his close personal ties with Comey.
Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, said in an announcement Tuesday that Mueller is disregarding the law that forbids Mueller from filling in as an extraordinary direction on the off chance that he has an irreconcilable circumstance.
Mueller and previous FBI Director James Comey have been long-lasting partners going back to 2003 when the men both worked in Washington, Mueller as the FBI Director and Comey as Deputy Attorney General. Franks refered to the match’s relationship as an explanation behind Mueller to be excluded from the test.
“Bob Mueller is in clear violation of federal code and must resign to maintain the integrity of the investigation into alleged Russian ties,” Franks said. “Those who worked under them have attested he and Jim Comey possess a close friendship, and they have delivered on-the-record statements effusing praise of one another.President Trump had also called Mueller’s relationship with Comey “bothersome.”Franks also cited reports that Mueller hired at least three lawyers who have donated exclusive to Hillary Clinton as well as a bevy of other Democrats.
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