You can tell that Congressman Goodlatte is getting nervous about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign and administration. His efforts to divert attention from that probe are intensifying.
According to Goodlatte’s website, he and Congressman Trey Gowdy are calling for the appointment of a special counsel “to investigate potential bias and potential conflicts of interest and decisions made or not made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017.”
In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Chairmen Goodlatte and Gowdy request the appointment of a Special Counsel to review evidence of bias by any employee or agent of the DOJ, FBI, or other agencies; the decisions to charge or not charge and whether those decisions were made consistent with the applicable facts, the applicable law, and traditional investigative and prosecutorial policies and procedures; and whether the FISA process employed in the fall of 2016 and continuing into 2017 was lawful and pursuant to all relevant policies and procedures.
As previously noted at Goodlatte Watch, the congressman’s effort to discredit the integrity of certain FBI agents has been thoroughly discredited. Meanwhile he serenely ignores President Trump’s serial efforts to undermine the Mueller investigation.