White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller got some bad news on Wednesday when a top Republican congressman went rogue and exposed his investigation as a “witch hunt.”
Breitbart reported that while appearing on “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) bluntly said that Mueller’s Russia probe was turning into “this sort of witch hunt now that’s become very very partisan.”
“I think special prosecutors have too much power and that we really shouldn’t have them. I would not have appointed Mueller,” Paul said. “There really is no reason why Mueller is investigating things other than Russian collusion. If there is no Russian collusion, he should wind up, close his investigation, let’s move on.”
And Paul didn’t stop there!
“I haven’t seen any evidence of that, and I don’t believe there was any evidence. Did Russians try to influence our election? In all likelihood yes,” the lawmaker said. “What should we do? We should start working together to try protect ourselves both cybersecurity and otherwise and our electoral process. Absolutely let’s do that. But instead, it’s this sort of witch hunt now that’s become very very partisan. And now we’re seeing all these people from the intelligence community Brennan, Clapper, all of them, piling on and exposing themselves to be left-wing Democrats who hate the president. So yes I think we have to be very careful how much power we give to those in the intelligence community.”
This comes after Trump himself took to Twitter on Saturday to call the special counsel’s investigation into him a “WITCH HUNT.”
“The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!” Trump wrote.