Republicans demand Mueller's recusal from Uranium deal probe
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Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz wrote a resolution, to be filed today, which calls for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from investigations into the Obama administration's deal that gave Russians control of a significant portion of the U.S.'s uranium supply, according to the Washington Post. Two other House Republicans have signed the resolution, which claims that Mueller has a conflict of interest due to serving as FBI chief when the deal was made.
Why it matters: House committees have launched two probes looking into whether or not the FBI investigated the deal. Gaetz thinks the matter should be investigated by a special counsel — just not by Mueller.
Go deeper: What to know about the Uranium deal.