Republicans in Congress on Wednesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion by President Trump and his campaign, although pockets of skepticism are emerging.
Republicans said they have faith in the propriety of the Mueller probe, amid revelations that former members of the special counsel’s investigatory team were potentially biased in favor of Trump's former Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
Republicans are urging Trump against firing Mueller and quashing the probe, even as they highly doubt the president colluded with Moscow and worry that the investigation is swelling beyond its original scope.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a Trump appointee, tapped Mueller as special counsel after the president fired James Comey as FBI director.
“It’s interesting the revelations that are coming out with some of these people that are involved — their political leanings, the text messages … It’s concerning to people in my district.”