McConnell, Ryan assert confidence in Mueller's work

White House says president’s tweets vent frustration, firing not in plans

Posted: March 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Sen. John Cornyn (center), R-Texas, said Tuesday that lawmakers had communicated to President Donald Trump “informally and formally” that there would be “a number of unintended consequences” if special counsel Robert Mueller were to be removed.

Congressional Republicans said Tuesday that they support the work of special counsel Robert Mueller, who in recent days has drawn particular scorn from President Donald Trump, but they indicated they won't take steps to protect him.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s firing would create “a constitutional crisis,” Sen. Jeff Flake (shown), R-Ariz., warned Trump in a tweet, adding, “Mr...

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