GOP Senator dismisses Trump attorney’s call to ‘bring an end’ to Mueller probe (video)

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In a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. James Lankford, R.-Okla., downplayed concerns that President Donald Trump intends to shut down special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

Questions arose on Saturday regarding the president’s intentions after Trump’s personal attorney urged Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “bring an end” to the probe, following the lead of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on Friday.

Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel, and has the power to terminate him.

Lankford dismissed the concerns, contending that John Dowd, Trump’s attorney, was simply being a “typical attorney.”

“What I read yesterday was what a typical attorney puts out at every stage during every investigation saying this is wrapped up, we should be done,” Lankford said.

The Hill reported: Lankford, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee that is also currently investigating Russian election interference, said that Dowd’s comments won’t affect the special counsel’s investigation.

“So it’s not different than what an attorney does typically,” Lankford said. “What typically happens in that situation, everyone takes the information of the attorney and says that’s nice, we’re going to continue to be able to move on. I expect the special counsel to do the same.”

Lankford also said that he does not believe the president will fire Mueller and that the administration wants him to be able to finish his investigation.

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