Mo Brooks, 17 US House colleagues call on AG Sessions to end Mueller probe on July 5
On Wednesday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and 16 other members of the House of Representatives issued a letter calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election by July 5.
In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Brooks explained how he and those other members hoped Sessions would proceed in handling the Mueller investigation.
“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,” Brooks said. “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 explained he was asking for the July 5 given that it marked two years after the start of the FBI investigation and added that until then, Sessions should limit the scope of Mueller’s effort to that involving alleged Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.
See letter below: