Why Won't McConnell Protect Mueller?

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Mitch McConnell. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- I’m not a big fan of conspiracy theories, in part because they’re almost always false.

However, after reading about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to allow consideration of a bill to prevent the potential firing of special counsel Robert Mueller--even after the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, arch-conservative Sen. John Cornyn, suggested doing so--I have to wonder: what does McConnell have to hide?

Here’s what McConnell says: “This is a solution in search of a problem, the president is not going to fire Robert Mueller. We have a lot of things to do to finish up this year without taking votes on things that are completely irrelevant to outcomes.”

That statement is problematic, to say the least.

There is no assurance that Mueller’s job is safe.

The president’s handpicked acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, clearly chosen for his extreme skepticism of Mueller’s work, could fire the special counsel or seriously impede his work tomorrow.

Just yesterday, asked if the president wants Mueller out, his press secretary said that is not his “intent,” a loophole big enough to drive a Hummer through.

And if McConnell really thinks the integrity of the Russia probe is “irrelevant,” he may be the only thinking person in America who feels that way.

Trump skeptics want to see what Mueller has learned, and Trump boosters have been told to expect presidential vindication – they should want the results more than anyone.

So why is Mitch McConnell taking such a dubious position?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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