Senator Cassidy: Shut It Down, Mueller

September 12th, 2018
LEFT: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy sits at the witness table during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham Cassidy bill on Capitol Hill September 25, 2017 (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) RIGHT: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: FBI Director Robert Mueller waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana called Wednesday for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling during President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

“Thought provoking piece by [former U.S. attorney Andrew McCarthy] underscores the need for Mueller to finish up. If there’s no evidence regarding potus, admit it,” Cassidy tweeted. “America’s justice system should not be weaponized — especially with taxpayers footing the bill.”

 

The National Review piece Cassidy referred to questioned the legal basis for the ongoing probe, which Mueller has been investigating for 16 months. Not only has there been no Russian interference-related charges for any Trump campaign official, but the unsubstantiated Steele dossier is the only evidence of collusion against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. (RELATED: Lindsey Graham Defends Trump: Obama ‘Politicized’ The DOJ) 

Approximately $17 million has been spent on Mueller’s investigation as of May.

 

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