McConnell smothers bill protecting Mueller from Trump: 'I’m unaware of any effort' to undermine Russia probe
Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters (screen grab)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) insisted that he was "unaware of any effort" to undermine Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, ignoring reports that at least one White House employee had threaten to quit because President Donald Trump was making moves to fire the special counsel.

During a press briefing on Tuesday, McConnell shot down the need to legislation to protect Mueller and his team of investigators.

“I’m unaware of any effort, official effort, by the White House to undermine the special counsel,” McConnell told reporters.

The majority leader added that he saw no need to “protect someone who doesn’t need protection.”

On Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Trump is considering prosecuting both Mueller and his team of investigators.

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