Mitch McConnell claims uproar over Trump comments are really about 2016 election

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    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Senate Majority Leader&nbsp;Mitch McConnell&nbsp;joined&nbsp;The Ingraham Angle&nbsp;on Thursday where he finally weighed in on comments&nbsp;Donald Trump&nbsp;made on Wednesday saying&nbsp;he’d accept dirt on an opponent from a foreign power, and maybe alert the FBI. But rather than express disapproval for Trump’s comments, McConnell tried to link the current uproar to the Russia investigation, and reverted back to&nbsp;comments he made on the Senate floor&nbsp;shortly after the Mueller report was released.” data-reactid=”24″>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined The Ingraham Angle on Thursday where he finally weighed in on comments Donald Trump made on Wednesday saying he’d accept dirt on an opponent from a foreign power, and maybe alert the FBI. But rather than express disapproval for Trump’s comments, McConnell tried to link the current uproar to the Russia investigation, and reverted back to comments he made on the Senate floor shortly after the Mueller report was released.

    “I said weeks ago, case closed. We got the Mueller report, the only objective evaluation that will be conducted,” McConnell said. “ Nobody has any confidence that the Democratic House is gonna engage in any kind of appropriate oversight. The case is closed. Why don’t we move on?” When pressed on whether or not he would have answered the same as Trump when asked about accepting foreign intel on an opponent, McConnell responded, “He gets picked at everyday over every different aspect of it, but the fundamental point is, they’re trying to keep the 2016 election alive, and the investigation alive.”

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    “It is not okay for any public official to receive assistance from a foreign government,” Graham said, “whether it be anything of value, money or opposition research. That’s not appropriate.” Romney took it a step further, saying, “In circumstances where a foreign government attempts to be involved in an American election, that would be simply unthinkable for a candidate for president to accept that involvement, to encourage it, to participate with it in any way, shape or form. It would strike at the very heart of our democracy.”

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