Brooks and 17 Colleagues Urge Sessions to End Mueller Investigation on July 5
Washington, DC— Wednesday morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced in a House floor speech that he and 17 of his House colleagues sent a joint letter today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging immediate action to limit Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Congressman Brooks released the following statement on the joint letter:
Brooks said, “Two years is more than enough time for a competent and thorough prosecutor, backed up by the resources of the FBI and Department of Justice, to do this job. Mueller’s inability to finish the special counsel investigation in a timely manner is damaging America. For emphasis, the alleged Russian Interference and Trump Collusion investigations have taken on the character of an endless political persecution that not only harms Americans’ trust in the justice system but also severely damages and distracts from the ability of a duly elected president to fulfill his duties to the American people.”
Brooks continued, “My colleagues and I urge Attorney General Sessions to terminate the investigative phase of Mueller’s authority no later than July 5, 2018, two years after the start of the FBI investigation, and, in the meantime, limit Mueller’s investigation to the public basis for the appointment of a special counsel, alleged Russian election interference and alleged Trump Campaign collusion with Russian election interference. While public opinion must not dictate justice, it is important to emphasize that the expansion of Mueller’s work scope goes way beyond the alleged Russian Interference and Trump Collusion that was the public basis for the appointment of a special counsel. Quite frankly, Mueller’s authority should be more limited than his wayward investigation suggests. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis hit the nail on the head when he told Mueller’s prosecutorial team that ‘We don’t want anyone with unfettered power.’”
Brooks concluded, “Attorney General Sessions recused himself ‘from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.’ The scope limitation request of my colleagues and I does not conflict with Sessions’ recusal because it asks that he direct Mueller to cease investigation of matters that go beyond allegations of Russian Interference and Trump Collusion. For emphasis, matters beyond alleged Russian Interference and Trump Collusion, if any, can and should be treated like any other matter investigated and prosecuted by federal law enforcement officials and the Department of Justice, under the direction of the Attorney General.”
Click HERE for video of the House floor speech.
Click HERE for a digital copy of the letter sent today to Attorney General Sessions.