According to Bloomberg News, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he supports Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
McConnell says any new investigation will only impede current work on Russia investigations.
McConnell dismissed calls by Democrats — joined by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain — for the appointment of a special prosecutor or independent commission to investigate Russia’s influence in the Trump campaign, which the FBI is now investigating.
He argued that the Senate Intelligence Committee is already reviewing the matter, as is the FBI, and empowering another investigative authority could hamper their work.
“Today we’ll do doubt hear calls for a new investigation, which could only serve to impede the current work being done to not only discover what the Russians may have done [but] also to let this body and the national security community develop countermeasures and war-fighting doctrine to see that it doesn’t occur again,” McConnell said.