Judicial Watch: 'Special Counsel Mueller's Investigation is Out of Control,' DOJ 'Should Shut It Down'

By Annabel Scott | July 6, 2017 | 12:02 PM EDT

Judicial Watch President Tom

Fitton. (Screenshot: FNC) 

(CNSNews.com) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion with the Trump 2016 campaign and the firing of FBI Director James Comey is “out of control” and should be “shut down” by the Department of Justice, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

On Twitter, July 2, Fitton said,  “Special Counsel Muller’s investigation is out of control” and “DOJ should shut it down.”

On July 5, Fitton tweeted, “At least seven of the 15 lawyers Mueller has brought on to the special counsel team have donated to Dem candidates.”

Also, during a July 3 interview on Fox’s Happening Now, Fitton said, “This is the twelfth -- my count is 14 or 15 -- lawyers they have working on this one investigation to investigate what? An employment dispute between [former FBI Director] Comey and the president? Paul Manafort’s filing of a document or General Flynn’s filing of a document?”

“I don’t understand what this investigation is about,” said Fitton.

Mueller, appointed to lead an investigation into the possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, has put together a team of 15 lawyers to take on the case.

Robert Mueller, a former FBI director and a friend of fired FBI Director James Comey.  (PoliticsUSA)

“In terms of government corruption and constitutionality, there are real concerns with how the office is operating,” Fitton continued. “Too many lawyers searching for a crime that there is no predicate for.”

Fitton also pointed out that in addition to the special counsel’s lack of accountability, Mueller has appointed an alarming number of Democratic donors to his team.

“You have all these Democrat donors,” said Fitton.  “Are there any Trump donors on the team that Mr. Mueller has hired?”

“You have this appointment of a special counsel who has no day-to-day supervision from a constitutional officer,” he said.  “There is no accountability.”

Fitton also made it clear that he is not against a special counsel, but he believes it must be done constitutionally.

“You might be able to have a special counsel or someone designated to do the work but they have to be answerable in a more direct way to the appointee of the Justice Department, which is subject to Senate confirmation,” Fitton explained.

“I want a constitutional special counsel, and if that means going back and reworking the regulations and getting rid of Mueller, so be it,” said Fitton.

 

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