Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) had strong words to say about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Other prominent Republicans have been skeptical of Mueller’s neutrality during the investigation, especially given that his new legal team is stacked with Democratic donors or affiliates. Sen. Collins instead defended Mueller and accused President Trump of acting inappropriately during an interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday saying:
“I understand how difficult and frustrating this investigation is for the president. But he should not say anything further about the special counsel, his staff or the investigation.”
She continued, complimenting Mueller:
“I know it’s hard, but he needs to step back and not comment, and let Bob Mueller who is an individual with the utmost integrity, carry out the investigation and make his determination.”
The Senator also defended Attorney General Jeff Session’s recusal from the Russia investigation, paving the way for Mueller to take over:
“The attorney general followed the rules and guidelines of the Department of Justice. He met with career staff, and he made the right decision in recusing himself.”
Check out her whole comments here:
President Trump showed frustration at his lack of support among Republican legislators in a tweet on Sunday, saying:
It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2017
President Trump has enough problems from Democrats and the media, he does not need top Republicans criticizing him too! Senator Collins and the other Republicans who are very critical of the president need to understand that now is the time for Republicans to stand united.