Mitch McConnell Says Legislation to Protect Mueller Will Not Come Up ‘Because It Isn’t Necessary’


Given how President Donald Trump has picked someone on record as slamming Robert Mueller‘s investigation and talking about cutting off its funds to be the acting Attorney General (following the firing of Jeff Sessions), a lot of people are now obviously worried about Mueller potentially being in danger.

There were #ProtectMueller protests across the country yesterday, and House Democrats––who will be in the majority––are taking steps to protect Mueller.

On the Senate side, outgoing Republican Jeff Flake is pushing for legislation to protect Mueller. The President, of course, responded with a juvenile insult.

So Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked today about Mueller, and he claimed he hasn’t seen “any indication” that the President “wants to dismiss Mueller or the investigation.”

When asked directly about Flake’s push for actual legislation, McConnell responded, “It’s not gonna come up because it isn’t necessary.”

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