Coons: McConnell Is Running Interference for Trump with Mueller Investigation

Thursday, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) reacted to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocking a vote on a protection bill for FBI special counsel Robert Mueller.

Coons questioned why McConnell would block the bill because President Donald Trump “has a long history of doing and saying unpredictable things.”

CNN “New Day” host John Berman asked the senator, “[D]o you think Mitch McConnell, majority leader, is running interference for the president?”

“Yes,” Coons replied.

Berman said, “You do?”

“Yes,” Coons responded. “I see no other justification for refusing to bring forward such a simple bipartisan bill that takes existing Department of Justice regulations and strengthens them by putting them in statutes.”

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