Special Counsel Robert Mueller has already arrested a few of Trump’s former campaign advisers and guilty pleas have already been given by some. Several Republicans in Congress – who had Trump’s back all this time – are suddenly missing and seem at peace with letting Trump ride this out alone.
Senate Majoirty Leader Mitch McConnell, however, appears to be panicking and refuses to do anything to protect Robert Mueller from being undermined by Trump and the White House. He’s pretty much saying Mueller doesn’t need protecting.
Several Senators on both sides of the aisle are trying to protect Robert Mueller and allow him to do his job. They know if they try to fire Mueller, they only make themselves look guilty.
This appears to be the driving force between those trying to shield Mueller, but McConnell doesn’t seem to be on board with that plan.
CNN’s Manu Raju tweeted that “McConnell does not commit to making floor time for bills to protect special counsel.” This was the first time and it wasn’t the last time that McConnell refused to protest Robert Mueller.
Don’t forget, Mitch McConnell received millions in Russian-connected funds last election season. Dallas News points out in an article called ‘GOP campaigns took $7.35 million from oligarch linked to Russia‘ :
During the 2015-2016 election season, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard “Len” Blavatnik contributed $6.35 million to leading Republican candidates and incumbent senators. Mitch McConnell was the top recipient of Blavatnik’s donations, collecting $2.5 million for his GOP Senate Leadership Fund under the names of two of Blavatnik’s holding companies, Access Industries and AI Altep Holdings, according to Federal Election Commission documents and OpenSecrets.org.
Was there anything illegal about these contributions? No, because the donor has dual citizenship, but there’s plenty suspicious about it.
McConnell received $2.5 million in donations from a Kremlin-connected oligarch in a year that he wasn’t even up for re-election. Putin’s connection with McConnell has yet to be uncovered, but with the shocking twists and turns this investigation has taken thus far, nothing will surprise me.