Washington Key Republicans on Sunday warned President Donald Trump not to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump began Sunday morning by criticizing the special counsel on Twitter, one day after his lawyer issued a statement saying he prays for the Justice Department to end Mueller’s investigation.
Republicans strongly cautioned the President and his team to let Mueller do his work.
“I mean, talking to my colleagues all along it was, you know, once he goes after Mueller, then we’ll take action,” Flake said.
“As the Speaker has always said, Mr. Mueller and his team should be able to do their job,” Strong said.
When asked, Strong did not comment directly on whether Congress should advance legislation to protect Mueller.
Gowdy, himself a former federal prosecutor, noted the FBI’s own internal recommendation for the dismissal.
“The FBI is who recommended that he be fired,” Gowdy said. “It wasn’t crazy House Republicans, and it wasn’t the Trump administration. It was his own fellow bureau agents.”
“I’ve said all along I don’t like special prosecutors,” Paul said. “I think they have too much power and too much power to go far afield of the question.”