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Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Special Counsel Robert Mueller needs to be able to finish his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Despite that, he said he does not support a bill passed Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee to protect Mueller from being fired by President Trump.

"It's not even going to be considered on the Senate floor. If it were to be considered, I don't think it would pass. It won't pass the House. And the president's gonna veto it," Kennedy said, adding that many people perceive the bill as politically motivated.

Kennedy said Trump is "way too smart" to fire Mueller, even if the president often vents his frustration about the ongoing Russia probe.

"He's trying to run the country and, in part, run the world, and he's got this investigation going on, and I'm sure he's irritated about it," Kennedy said. "But we've got to let Mr. Mueller finish."

Trump took to Twitter on Friday to react to a House Intelligence Committee report finding “no evidence” of collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, declaring that Mueller's investigation "must end now."

He also repeated his defense in appearance alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. 


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