Washington, D.C. – Congressman Biggs released the following statement on the progress of the Mueller investigation:
“This week’s indictments, although arguably outside the special counsel’s jurisdiction, prove, yet again, that there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia to influence the 2016 election.
“In May, Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election. Yet, Mueller’s investigation seems to be careening far beyond the scope or breadth of his original charge. Unfortunately, taxpayer resources are being used to investigate anyone and anything that fits into a preconceived notion that Russia colluded with the Trump Administration to ‘fix the election.’
“Americans should be concerned with Mr. Mueller’s unlimited reach. Freedom has few greater enemies than a government prosecutor, equipped with boundless authority and resources, who steps outside the constraints of his investigation. Is Mueller a representative of our constitutional republic, or would he rather be a KGB agent under the old Soviet Union? The way he has conducted and unilaterally expanded his investigation; the subordinates he has hired; the persistent leaks from his office; and his abuse of attorney-client privilege – would all suggest his preference for authoritarian tactics.
“Mueller is incapable of leading a focused, unbiased investigation. I continue to demand his recusal while supporting the joint investigation by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees to hold hearings concerning the DNC and Clinton campaign collusion, and other potential crimes under the former administration. These congressional hearings must proceed with alacrity, and the Mueller witch hunt must end. The credibility and integrity of the American justice system – and indeed, our representative republic – are at stake.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.