Watchdog: Trump ‘Well Within His Rights’ to Complain About ‘Unconstitutional’ Mueller Probe
But Tom Fitton, president of the watchdog group Judicial Watch, tells CBN News the president did nothing wrong.
“The president is in charge of the Justice Department,” Fitton noted. “He has a right to have input and direct how the Justice Department is operated and his complaints about the Mueller operation are not only well within his rights as the president but certainly well within his rights as a citizen.”
Likewise, Fitton agreed with the president that it’s “well past time for the special counsel to be shut down.”
Judicial Watch just uncovered new emails written by Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who worked on the Russia investigation and whose derogatory text messages about Trump sparked claims of bias.
“It’s unconstitutional,” Fitton said of the Mueller probe. “It was corruptly formed. We now have information about bias of some of its key officials, such as Peter Strzok, who had to be removed.”
Fitton says the emails show Strzok was desperate to keep his security clearance as a senior counterintelligence official.
“So the question is, given his dishonesty and record of misconduct, should we trust what he was doing with these special authorities while he was in the Mueller special counsel operation?” Fitton asked.