Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claims there is no need to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from termination by the Trump administration.
"My understanding is there's no effort underway to undermine or to remove the special counsel. Therefore, I don't see the need to bring up legislation to protect someone who appears to need no protection," McConnell told reporters.
President Donald Trump reportedly ordered the firing of Mueller last June. However, White House Counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign rather than to carry out the order.
McConnell claims that any talk of firing Mueller is purely "hypothetical", and, "as of right now I'm unaware of any effort, official effort, on the part of the White House to undermine the special counsel."