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Robert Mueller must resign as special counsel overseeing the Russian investigation, says top Republican congressman

06:31 EDT 1 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Robert Mueller must resign as special counsel overseeing the Russian investigation, says top Republican congressmanA Republican congressman described as one of the most conservative politicians in the country, has called for special prosecutor Robert Meuller to stand down. Trent Franks, of Arizona, has said Mr Mueller, who is currently overseeing a federal probe into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia’s alleged attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, should resign because of what he claimed was a conflict of interest. Mr Franks, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, claimed Mr Mueller had a friendship with former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Mr Trump in May. Reports suggest Mr Mueller is investigating a possible obstruction of justice by by Mr Trump as a result of the firing.


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