Mueller should resign as special counsel as charges unrelated to 2016 election campaign

Oct. 30, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the indictment of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates:

“Robert Mueller should resign as special counsel. His indictments of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates have nothing to do with the 2016 Trump campaign or election generally. Mueller’s charges predate Manafort’s involvement in the Trump campaign and even the Trump campaign itself. The charges all falls outside the scope of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ original recusal from anything to do with the election campaign, and there is no reason for a special counsel in this case which could have been brought any U.S. Attorney. If Mueller refuses to resign for going beyond the scope of his mandate, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should require his work to be turned over to the Justice Department for normal handling.

“The precedent that involvement in U.S. presidential campaign will subject you to a prosecutorial proctology exam covering your entire work history is unacceptable. However, Mueller’s Clouseau-like inability to see the Hillary Clinton mound of Russia-related corruption that surrounded the Uranium One deal, the Christopher Steele dossier and the DNC supposed hack disqualifies him from further service in this area.”


“Do Mueller’s charges even have anything to do with the 2016 election? If not, he should resign.” By Robert Romano, Oct. 30, 2017 at

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