The former mayor also claims that there were "crimes" during the Obama administration in connection with the events leading up to Müller's investigation, and he called for investigations on Sunday to find out the truth.
"I will not blame a specific person for a specific crime," Ratcliffe said in Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures. "I just want there to be a fair trial to get there, as a former federal prosecutor, it seems that crimes were committed during the Obama administration."
Another trusted ally of Trump – Secretary of State Michael Pompeo – has shown a path from the back benches of the House of Representatives to the higher levels of US power.
However, the appointment of a conservative politician to a non-partisan position ̵
& # 39; Just not so qualified & # 39;
"He's just not as qualified for the job as his predecessors," said David Priess, a former CIA intelligence officer who provided the daily intelligence briefing during the administration of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush ,
"Do not take the confirmation for granted," added Priess. "The only thing that points to his appointment at this time is the fact that he criticized sharply and vigorously against Robert Müller in the hearing last week." The Republican-controlled Senate has defended itself against Trump's candidate in the past. "Yes, the President has many Senate allies, but there were many nominations and potential nominations when it became clear that the Senate would not accept this," he said.
Ratcliffe was an important one Legislators in Republican-led FBI and Department of Justice investigations in 2016, where both Hillary Clinton's and Russia's investigations have been working closely with South Carolina former Trey Gowdy MP.
When Gowdy was drafted this year in retired, Ratcliffe joined the House 's Intelligence Committee, in addition to his seat on the Judiciary Committee, and placed him in a key position to advance the panel' s democratically led investigations against the President.
Ratcliffe 's aggressive interrogation and skepticism to the Bureau during his term The 2016 research has earned him the trust of conservative colleagues in the GOP House Conference, and he played a key role e in the Müller hearings and was in both committees of the second Republican to interview Müller directly after the senior members.
Ratcliffe accused the special adviser that he could not relieve Trump.
But Ratcliffe's criticism of the Müller investigation is also likely to be a central point, as the Democrats are driving it forward in his confirmation hearing. His push for Fox News' Sunday program for an Obama administration investigation is also likely to be a factor.
In his interview, Ratcliffe said that "The Mueller report and its conclusions are not from Robert Mueller, they were written what many people consider Hillary Clinton's de facto legal team."
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He accused the crimes committed during the Obama administration that led to investigations against Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. "Someone in the Obama administration leaked that call to the Washington Post, which is a crime," Ratcliffe said.
"We know that in the Obama administration things have happened that have not been answered, there was no accountability for that," he said.
On the grounds that the American people have lost confidence in the Ministry of Justice, he said that "the only way to regain this is to have a genuine accountability with a very fair trial" and he has "the highest confidence" in the lawyer The ability of General Bill Barr to deliver that.
"And at the end of the day, wherever the outcome may be, as long as we know that the trial was fair, the evaluation was fair, justice will happen," he said.