House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller is “anything but” a Democratic partisan and is not concerned about his credibility to lead the investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Gateway Pundit reports.
During an interview on the radio program “The Jay Weber Show,” Ryan said, “I don’t think many people are saying Bob Mueller is a biased partisan. He’s really, sort of, anything but.”
The Wisconsin lawmaker said Mueller is a Republican and was appointed by a Republican who served in a Republican White House.
Mueller was appointed as FBI Director by then President George W. Bush and he stayed in the agency in the first two years of the Obama presidency.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that GOP lawmakers were not doing enough to “protect” him from the investigation into alleged collusion between his campaign team and the Kremlin.
Calling the investigation as a “witch hunt,” Trump then tweeted, “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.”