GOP Sen. Kennedy Says Ignore Trump’s Mueller Tweets: He ‘Grows Anxious When He Has an Unexpressed Thought’


Over the past few days, President Donald Trump has begun to specifically use Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s name while rage-tweeting about the Russia investigation, raising fresh concerns that he could be leaning towards firing Mueller. This comes on the heels of one of the president’s attorneys publicly stating that the Mueller probe needs to come to an end, something he would quickly walk back.

The tweets and lawyer remarks have been met with bipartisan criticism, with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) stating that the president needs to “act like it” if he’s innocent. During an appearance on CNN this morning, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) noted that while “all hell would break loose” if Trump canned the special counsel, he wasn’t especially concerned because the president’s tweets were just him saying “unexpressed” stuff that’s on his mind.

“I see no indication that’s going to happen,” Kennedy told host John Berman when asked if he thought Trump would push out Mueller. “I think we ought to let Mr. Mueller finish his investigation. I don’t think the president is going to fire him. The president’s lawyers said Sunday night they have no intention of firing him.”

Berman pointed out Gowdy’s comments about the president’s need to act like he’s innocent, leading the GOP senator to brush off Trump’s Mueller-critical tweets.

“I think you have to divorce the president’s words from his actions,” the Louisiana lawmaker declared. “Clearly, he likes to tweet, and I don’t mean this as a criticism. I think the president grows anxious when he has an unexpressed thought and he likes to say everything that’s on his mind.”

He continued, ” That’s a long way from actually doing something and firing Mr. Mueller. I just don’t think he’ll fire him. I think Mr. Mueller will be allowed to complete his investigation and hopefully, he’ll report to the American people and say here is what I found, here is what I concluded.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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