Mcconnell: Mueller safe
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Senate’s top Republican expressed confidence Friday that the Russia investigation will be allowed to run its course, saying President Donald Trump has never signaled to him that special counsel Robert Mueller could be fired.
“The president has said repeatedly he’s not going to dismiss the Mueller investigation,” Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell told reporters at Kentucky’s Capitol. “He’s said repeatedly it’s going to be allowed to finish. That also happens to be my view.”
Mcconnell, who sets the Senate’s agenda, reiterated that legislation to protect Mueller from firing is unnecessary. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons say they will try to force a vote next week on the measure.