Rep. Andy Biggs calls for Mueller to step away, investigation into Clinton
PHOENIX — U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) has called for both special counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from the Russia investigation and a prosecutor to take a closer look at Hillary Clinton.
Biggs made the call after the FBI released a heavily redacted early email Monday from then-FBI Director James Comey about the investigation into Clinton and her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.
The email was dated May 16. Comey made his recommendation that there was no wrongdoing on Clinton’s part two months later.
Biggs argued that the email showed Comey may have obstructed justice because it appeared he was readying to announce his findings while the investigation was still underway. He also accused Comey of misleading the American people.
“Mr. Comey had a responsibility to complete his investigation before he made a recommendation regarding prosecution,” the congressman said in a statement.
“Based on the available evidence and these recent revelations, I have no doubt that Hillary Clinton betrayed the public’s trust and the American people deserve a proper investigation of her actions while she served as secretary of state,” he continued.
Biggs went on to argue that Mueller, who is investigating alleged ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, was hired to divert attention from Clinton.
He also pointed out that Mueller and Comey knew each other professionally — a complaint echoed by another Arizona congressman — and that could interfere with the investigation.
“If Robert Mueller cares about his investigation – and the public’s perception of his actions – he should recuse himself,” Biggs said.
The congressman closed his statement by demanding a new investigation into Clinton.
“It is time that we eliminate political witch hunts against President Trump, and shift our attention to removing the smokescreen shielding Mrs. Clinton from further scrutiny by appointing an independent, special counsel,” he said.