Republican Congressman Arrested For DUI Tells Trump To Fire Mueller

A Republican Congressman who is known for pushing crazy conspiracy theories and getting arrested for drunk driving is now filing a resolution asking Robert Mueller to step down from the investigation into Trump-Russia.

Matt Gaetz of Florida introduced the resolution along with two of his Republican colleagues (from The Washington Post):

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who wrote the resolution, accuses Mueller of having a conflict of interest because he was serving as FBI chief when the Obama administration approved a deal allowing a Russian company to purchase a Canada-based mining group with uranium operations in the United States, according to a draft obtained by The Washington Post.

The Washington Post describes the resolution -- and of course the fact that the whole Uranium One thing is unrelated to Trump-Russia -- in detail.

But for some reason, it does not mention that Gaetz's grasp on "rule of law" is at best tenuous.

In fact, in 2008, Gaetz had a few of his own issues with the law. And the way he managed to get out of conviction was extremely questionable.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, in 2008, Gaetz was caught allegedly driving drunk, and he refused to take a breathalyzer test, even though it was required by law. But it gets worse:

He didn't have his license suspended for a year when he refused the breath test -- as Florida law dictates. And he didn't have that refusal used against him in a criminal proceeding. Charges against Gaetz were dismissed after events that included, among other things, the forced resignation of the arresting officer.

Gaetz's father was a powerful member of the Florida State Legislature.

Eventually it was revealed that the video from the room in which Gaetz was held was "destroyed"... Nevertheless, Gaetz walked off without a conviction, and he now says that proves he was innocent.

Will Gaetz be able to push out Robert Mueller? Stay tuned...