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Hoekstra: Mueller to Put Brakes, Lid on Russia Probe in Congress

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By    |   Monday, 22 May 2017 04:25 PM

The appointment of former FBI chief Robert Mueller to probe whether there was collision between President Donald Trump's campaign staff and Russia to influence the 2016 election will hinder two congressional investigations already underway, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., told Newsmax TV.

"I think it impedes those investigations," Hoekstra told host Bill Tucker on Monday's "America Talks Live." "The other thing it does is it creates a pause.

"Now that Mueller has been identified as a special counsel in the Department of Justice, I think these House and Senate investigations are going to take a backseat.

"Mueller and the Department of Justice will keep throwing out there, I think, obstacles to the committees on the Hill doing their work, saying: 'Don't go there. We've got an ongoing investigation. If you get these materials or you get these witnesses there, you may be compromising our investigation.'"

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Hoekstra, a former chair of the House Intel Committee who is a senior fellow at the Investigative Project on Terrorism, estimated Mueller's probe could take two to three months to get up and running.

In the meantime, he said, the downtime could "provide the president an opportunity to jumpstart his legislative agenda on Capitol Hill."

Hoekstra is the author of "Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya," written with Teri Blumenfeld and published by The Calamo Press.

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