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Sen. Whitehouse on Mueller Probe: Reasonableness Not Dead

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 27 February 2018 02:55 PM

A USA Today/Suffolk University poll that showed support for Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference earned praise from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Tuesday. 

"It shows reasonableness and sanity are not dead in America," the Rhode Island Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I think it shows the professionalism of the Mueller investigation. They have not been making a lot of noise. They have been steadily going about their business." 

The poll showed 58 percent say they have a lot or some trust in Mueller's probe, while 57 percent said they have little or no trust in President Donald Trump's denials about the probe, USA Today reported. 

"He's not making big promises or statements," Whitehouse said. "He's just going about doing his job.

"So, I think if you put the professionalism and coolness of the Mueller investigation against the hot-headedness and bombast of the Trump folks, it's a good comparison in favor of Mueller."

The senator also called for the Senate to make progress on legislation that would provide a "higher level of protection" for Mueller.

"We are hearing our Republican colleagues say that would be a bridge too far, but how many bridges too far has Trump crossed already, with the Republican lining up behind him?" Whitehouse told MSNBC.

Whitehouse issued a statement Feb. 16 on Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals over allegations of interference in the 2016 election.

"Despite the president's continued, strange denials, the administration's own national security and intelligence officials have told Congress unequivocally that Russia is out to do this again in the midterm elections," Whitehouse wrote in the statement. "This should be a wake-up call."

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said "reasonableness is not dead" in America, praising a USA Today/Suffolk University poll that showed support for Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference.
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