The current secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, while speaking to Pete Hegseth on Fox News Radio’s “Klimeade and Friends,” on Friday, said that he believes that the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, to investigate the alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, and the recent obstruction of justice allegations, should be given a fair chance and some time, before being overturned.
It is to be noted that Carson’s stance on the issue is a noteworthy break from President Trump and his administration’s stance, which has time and again called the whole investigation a “witch hunt.”
During the interview, Carson stated that special prosecutor Robert Mueller has to be given “a chance” to conduct a fair investigation.
“I would give him the chance to see if he could do that because if there’s nothing there, he’s not going to find anything anyway,” Carson said.
“That has been the case now for nearly a year,” Carson continued. “There’s nothing to find; that’s why they keep going down these empty rabbit holes. That will continue to be the case because there’s nothing there.
Carson’s stance on the issue: giving Mueller “a chance,” indicates a surprising break from the position being held by Trump and his administration. Early Friday morning saw Trump take to Twitter to proclaim, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.”
A few minutes before that tweet, Trump spoke about the witch hunt, saying “Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!”
Sean Hannity, on his show Friday evening, on the Fox News Channel, after stating that he believes the “deck is stacked” or so it appears to him, against President Trump in the FBI investigation, asked Newt Gingrich, a friend and supporter of Trump, whether Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, and Special Prosecutor Mueller, should step down from the investigation because of their connections to the dismissed FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Trump earlier last month.
“First of all, under the Justice Department’s own rules, Mueller has a legal obligation to recuse himself from anything involving Comey,” Gingrich said. “Which also makes you wonder why they’d pick a guy who is Comey’s close friend to investigate a situation in which inevitably involves Comey. This whole thing stinks.”