(National Sentinel) Witch Hunt: Tiring of special counsel Robert Mueller’s endless “Russian collusion” probe that many experts believe is proving dangerously distracting to President Donald J. Trump, a Republican lawmaker proposed a resolution that would require Mueller to provide evidence within 30 days or be forced to end his probe.
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., who is currently running for the U.S. Senate, introduced his resolution on Thursday, arguing that the investigation should be quickly resolved to “preserve the integrity of our democratic institutions.”
In addition, Rokita said he believes it the ongoing probe is a waste of taxpayer money, estimating that thus far it has cost some $17 million, The Hill reported.
“The Mueller investigation has dragged on for nearly a year at a cost of tens of millions of dollars without producing a shred of evidence of collusion—the matter it was tasked with investigating in the first place,” he said in a statement.
“I expect a valid progress report within the next 30 days or the investigation should be terminated.”
Rokita’s resolution demands a status report from Mueller to members of the House along with an estimate on how much longer he thinks his investigation will last. Republicans who have criticized the probe say it is purposefully being dragged out to undermine Trump into the 2018 midterm elections and beyond.
The lawmaker also said that various federal agencies including the Justice Department and FBI, as well as congressional committees, have all looked into the allegations of collusion but thus far no evidence has been found.
In fact, the House Intelligence Committee has formally cleared the president, saying after more than a year nothing has been found.
For his part, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has said there is plenty of evidence that the Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with Russian sources to produce the so-called “Russia dossier” — a collection of salacious and unverified allegations that the FBI used to obtain FISA court surveillance warrants to spy on Team Trump in 2016 and beyond.
“No one in government should be without accountability, and for many Americans, this investigation looks more like an attempt by the Washington elite to destroy President Trump with innuendo, leaks, and baseless allegations than to provide justice,” said Rokita.