Louisiana congressman joins call to pull Russian political inquiry 'out of the shadows'
Pushing back on Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian ties to President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Mangham and 18 Republican colleagues in the House are calling for congressional hearings into the special counsel's potential conflicts of interest and political bias. They say they want to bring Mueller "out of the shadows and into the public square."
"This team has sweeping authority and an open-ended mission, yet they are allowed to operate largely in secret, selected by and ultimately accountable to only one person: Mr. Mueller himself," the members of Congress wrote in an Oct. 13 letter to the chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary committees.
"With numerous reports emerging almost every day on possible conflicts of interest and allegations of political bias, it would be in the interest of both the public and the special counsel team to speak to the American people through their elected representatives in Congress," the letter said.
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