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Three House Republicans on Friday moved to pressure Special Counsel Robert Mueller to resign over what they contend are "obvious conflicts of interest," the latest instance of rising GOP resistance to his Russia probe. Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), introduced a measure that, while nonbinding, would put the House on record describing Mueller, a former FBI director, as unfit to lead the probe because of his relationship with James Comey, his successor at the bureau. "[B]e it Resolved, That House of Representatives expresses its sense that Robert Mueller is compromised and should resign from his special counsel position immediately," the resolution states.

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The move by the three lawmakers to seek Mueller's resignation is a sign of intensifying frustration among Trump's allies during the same week Mueller issued his first indictments in the probe: money laundering charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates.

Mueller also secured a guilty plea from George Papadopoulos, a low-level campaign foreign policy adviser, who lied to the FBI about his attempts to arrange a meeting between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

The anger from Republicans appears to mirror the feelings of Trump, who on Friday unloaded in a series of tweets urging his own Justice Department to investigate Democrats -- not him -- for transgressions he says occurred during the 2016 election.

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"Most Republicans, including those in GOP leadership, are not on board with dismissing Mueller.

But the conservative push has worried some on the left, who are urging Democratic lawmakers to step up their defense of Mueller.

"While it might be ideal to wait to speak out until Mueller finishes his investigation, Trump's defenders in Congress are not waiting to defend the President's actions or to pass judgment on the investigation," CAP Action Fund wrote in a memo being prepared for lawmakers and obtained by POLITICO.

"The heightened risk to Trump from Mueller's investigation also means there is a heightened risk to the Mueller investigation from Trump."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-03 12:49 PM | Reply

This is stupid political theater, Mueller isn't going anywhere until he is done.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-03 12:54 PM | Reply

Louie Gohmert... he's the answer to the question "Who is the stupidest member of Congress?"

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-03 01:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Who is the stupidest member of Congress?"

I am going to guess that dumb dem from FL with the big cowgirl hat.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-11-03 02:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

A dem isn't going to let something like conflict of interest interrupt his quest to get rid of Trump.

#4 | Posted by Sniper

And a Republican isn't going to let something like overwhelming factual evidence of guilt allow any member of the Trump Administration to stand convicted of crimes.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-03 02:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

This is stupid political theater, Mueller isn't going anywhere until he is done.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter

Just like many thought Trump would never fire Comey.

Until he did.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-03 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What was the point of that stupid post donnie? What are you trying to say.

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-11-03 05:19 PM | Reply

What are you trying to say.

#8 | Posted by Sniper

If you did not understand my clearly written post then what would be the point of trying to explain it to you?

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-03 06:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 3

overwhelming factual evidence of guilt - #6 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-03 02:50 PM

I can't wait!

#10 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-11-04 11:08 AM | Reply

I can't wait!

Given that you will just deny it anyway, you're in for a long wait.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-04 12:14 PM | Reply

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Given that you will just deny it anyway, you're in for a long wait. - #11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-04 12:14 PM
You have any basis for claiming that I would ignore factual evidence? Or is this another one of those claims with no evidence?

#12 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-11-04 05:19 PM | Reply


As Mr Mueller's investigation climbs up through the ranks of the Trump administration and campaign staff, the noise is only going to get louder.

To me, it means that Mr Mueller is doing his job.

Pres Trump should have zero issue with Mr Mueller doing his job, indeed, Pres Trump be vocal to those in Congress, telling them to let Mr Mueller do his job.

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-06 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Republicans have shown an amazing ability to move the goalposts. When Mueller got appointed, to a man Republicans agreed that his non-partisan bona fides were beyond rebuke. It was understood by EVERYONE that THE RED LINE in the sand was if Trump fired Mueller then Trump should be impeached.

Now you have Republicans trying to get rid of Mueller, and Trump setting up for another Saturday Night Massacre. Republicans, and conservatives in general, have shown they have no sense of ethics or morality. There is NOTHING that Trump could do that would get them to stop supporting him.

I would ask you what your red line is, but there is no point. Like your boy Trump, all I would get would be lies. Because we all know that Trump is going to push right over ANY red line you draw, but conservatives will still support him regardless. Because they are not a party that stands FOR anything, only against. If you actually stand FOR something, then you have to hold your politicians to some sort of standard to make sure they represent your values. But, if you are just AGAINST, it doesn't matter who your leader is. They don't have to have any values (as demonstrated by the Republican politicians we currently have). The politician just has to vilify the opponent and call them names.

Good job Republicans... you built that.

#14 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2017-11-06 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 10

A dem isn't going to let something like conflict of interest interrupt his quest to get rid of Trump.

#4 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2017-11-03 02:47 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

You have no moral authority to comment on conflicts of interest so long as you support the Orange ---- in the White House.

#15 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-06 01:16 PM | Reply

You have any basis for claiming that I would ignore factual evidence?
#12 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

You seem to be claiming there is no evidence that the trump administration is guilty of Russian collusion. Also your bio makes it pretty clear that you would ignore factual evidence:

Ideology: Conservative

#16 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-06 01:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

This is stupid political theater, Mueller isn't going anywhere until he is done.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter

Because republicans have such a long track record of integrity, ethics, or putting country before party?

Repubs have show they will do ANYTHING to win tax cuts for the rich - kill sick people, prevent people from voting, court nazis and klansmen, work with russia... you think they wouldn't stop an investigation if it threatened their precious tax cuts?

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-06 01:25 PM | Reply

This is stupid political theater, Mueller isn't going anywhere until he is done.
#2 | Posted by Rightocenter
You are correct. A dem isn't going to let something like conflict of interest interrupt his quest to get rid of Trump.
#4 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Thankfully there is no conflict of interest. Being work friends with the former FBI Director is not a conflict of interest.

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-06 01:38 PM | Reply

They will always find a "conflict of interest"...

"Well... Mueller's mom's second cousin once held a bake sale that donated the proceeds to an AIDS group that worked with the Clinton Foundation... CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!!!!!!"

"Trump once got bailed out of going personally bankrupt by Russian Oligarchs propped up by Putin... no conflict of interest here."

--Trumpsters

#19 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2017-11-06 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A dem isn't going to let something like conflict of interest interrupt his quest to get rid of Trump.

#4 | Posted by Sniper

Seriously? Who's the dem in this case because we know it isn't Mueller - you conveniently forget he was appointed by Bush and has a well know reputation as being non-partisan. And you forget that nobody in the GOP had ANY issue with him at the time of his appointment. He was the man "to get the job done." Well it certainly looks like he is. Watergate took years, this may too. Not everything is at the speed of the internet. Why is Donald and the rest of the GOP so scared of him? Isn't the actually the bigger question?

I mean remember Ken Starr? He investigated the Clintons for years and came up with he lied about getting a BJ. I don't remember Dems panicking like the wingnuts are right now.

#20 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-06 04:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

IIRC Mueller is a Republican not that a Russian troll would care.

#21 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-07 01:28 AM | Reply

This is stupid political theater, Mueller isn't going anywhere until he is done.

#2 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT

What do your other screen names think about it?

#22 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-07 04:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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