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Rep. Matt Gaetz says Robert Mueller should recuse himself

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via @learyreports

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz on Friday filed a resolution calling for the resignation of Robert Mueller, whose investigation into Russian meddling in the election escalated dramatically this week.

It accuses Mueller of having a conflict of interest because he headed the FBI when the Obama administration approved a deal that allows a Russian company to mine uranium in the U.S.

President Donald Trump and conservatives have sought to draw ties to Hillary Clinton and have demanded investigations. Fact checkers, however, have largely discounted the assertions.

"Evidence has emerged that the FBI withheld information from Congress and from the American people about Russian corruption of American uranium companies," said Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach. "A confidential U.S. witness, working in the Russian nuclear industry, revealed that Russia had deeply compromised an American uranium trucking firm through bribery and financial kickbacks.

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