While a great deal of republicans are dubious of the actions of special counsel Robert Mueller, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has a entirely different opinion on Mueller’s probe into potential connections among the Trump campaign and Russia.
“I would give him the chance to see if he could do that because if there’s nothing there — he’s not gonna find anything anyway,” Carson stated on Friday, on Fox News Radio.
“That has been the case now for nearly a year — there’s nothing to find, that’s why they keep going down these empty rabbit holes. That will continue to be the case because there’s nothing there,” Carson said in addition.
Ben Carson: Give Mueller a chance on Russia probe. You call that breaking from trump? I call it support. media fake news. plz stop
— FRANK TRACY (@cefmidga) June 17, 2017
However, Carson confessed the probe will have an impact on the Trump administration’s performance.
“It’s frustrating because it keeps us from getting to the things that need to be done, and I’m not sure that that isn’t the real reason for it,” he stated.
People have been critical of Mueller, a close pal of ex-FBI Director James Comey, who got fired by President Trump is one of the parties being looked into by Mueller.
“Mueller is compromised by the close professional — and I would sure think personal — relationship with Comey,” stated Bill Otis, an ex-special counsel for George H.W. Bush. “That is an encompassing standard … that should be interpreted broadly so the public will have maximum confidence in the outcome of the special counsel’s work, however it winds up.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has written a tweet where he claims that Mueller is not neutral.
Muelleris now clearly the ti[p of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 15, 2017
“Mueller is now clearly the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency,” Gingrich stated Thursday on Twitter, continuing in later tweets, “Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump’s life and his associates lives. Very dangerous. The brazen redefinition of Mueller’s task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything.”
Robert Ray, an ex- independent counsel who looked into the Whitewater case, stated the administration and its allies ought to leave Mueller alone.
“I’m sure the White House feels threatened and under siege, but it’s unfortunate that they’re trying to undermine the duly appointed special counsel,” he said. “I’ve lived through this before. It does nothing but prolong the investigation. That’s not in anyone’s interests and will only undermine public confidence.”