Rep. Louie Gohmert: Mueller ‘Covering’ Up For Clinton and Plotting ‘Coup’ Against Trump


Rep. Louie Gohmert must have felt a little frisky this weekend, because the Texas congressman wheeled out his batty anti-Mueller conspiracy on live television, accusing the special counsel of working to cover up a Hillary Clinton scandal whilst plotting a coup against President Donald Trump.

It’s a theory he’s touted before, and it’s all been summarized in an incoherent flow chart, the kind serial killers craft with string and cork boards in their basements. (The chart earned him widespread ridicule, and an excoriation on Comedy Central show The Opposition.)

It links the Mueller investigation to the Uranium One deal, an unfounded theory that Clinton approved the sale of uranium to Russia in exchange for a large payment to her nonprofit the Clinton Foundation.

Appearing on Fox & Friends Weekend Saturday morning, Gohmert declared: “Robert Mueller has done more damage during his 12 years as FBI director than probably all the other directors put together.”

Gohmert added that Mueller, who is leading the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, “actively went out and sought people who hated the very person that they were going to be investigating.”

“He has wasted money right and left,” Gohmert continued. “Amazingly, he’s hired people like [Andrew] Weissmann that worked with him and [Rod] Rosenstein in investigating the Russian illegal efforts to obtain our uranium which they quashed information in order to allow the sale to go through so that Hillary could get the $145 million for her foundation.”

“So it is really outrageous,” he added. “He’s covering for himself at the same time he’s trying to have a coup against the president.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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