'Swampiest' Thing Ever: 'Outnumbered' on Proposed Legislation to Protect Mueller
Flake, Coons push bill to protect Russia probe.
The "Outnumbered" panel on Wednesday reacted to the latest developments related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, including a push for legislation to protect the Mueller legislation and reports that President Trump's legal team is finalizing answers to written questions from Mueller.
Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) have asked for "unanimous consent" to bring the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act to a vote on the Senate floor. The push comes after Jeff Sessions resigned from his post as attorney general, prompting speculation about the future of the Mueller investigation.
Steve Hilton said the proposed legislation is "ridiculous," as Trump has never given any indication that he plans to shut down the Russia probe.
He said there should be an "equivalent investigation" of the Hillary Clinton campaign and all the "deep state malarkey" that happened prior to the 2016 election.
Melissa Francis said the problem is that "nothing ever comes of these investigations."
"The idea that they would come together and draft legislation to protect an investigation? I mean, if that isn't the swampiest thing you've ever heard in the world," Francis said. "To waste time and money and effort on that, it makes me want to send them all home for a nap."
Meantime, Trump's legal team could submit answers to written questions from Mueller as soon as the end of this week, two sources familiar with the matter told Fox News.
The answers concern questions about whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, a charge Trump has repeatedly denied.
Lisa Boothe predicted that Mueller will eventually come to the same conclusion that the House and Senate intelligence committees have: there was no collusion.
She said that even if Mueller finds no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, however, the president's critics will persist with their "Russia! Russia! Russia!" narrative.
"We're going to be hearing about this over the next few years no matter what," Boothe said.
Watch the "Outnumbered" discussion above.