12:39 PM 12/17/2017
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn believes it would be a mistake for President Donald Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and defended the former FBI director in an interview Sunday.
The Texas Republican said firing Mueller, who is investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, would be a mistake and said he does not believe Trump would do so on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I believe the president’s own lawyer says that’s not going to happen. I think that would be a mistake myself,” Cornyn said, referring to statements from White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 17, 2017
“There are plenty of FBI agents and prosecutors who have not been politically involved on behalf of Democrats or overtly critical who can serve in this important investigation,” he continued. “I have confidence in Director Mueller, I just think that he would be concerned about the appearance of conflicts of interest that would undermine the integrity of the investigation.”
Trump has made no public comments about Mueller over the past weeks, but Democrats have continued to speculate that Trump will find a way to shut down the investigation into his campaign. (RELATED: White House Disputes ‘Rumor’ That Trump Plans To Fire Mueller)
White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb told The Daily Caller that Trump plans to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller were false.
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