Mccon­nell: Mueller safe

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - MORNING BRIEFING -

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.

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