Republican on Trump lawyer: A ‘typical attorney’ would call for end of Mueller probe

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Concerns were raised on Saturday when Trump's personal attorney called on Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinRosenstein warns of growing cyber threat from Russia, other foreign actors Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Rand Paul blocks Sanders's Russia resolution, calls it 'crazy hatred' against Trump MORE to "bring an end" to the probe, following the lead of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein warns of growing cyber threat from Russia, other foreign actors Key GOP lawmaker throws cold water on Rosenstein impeachment With new immigration policy, Trump administration gutting the right to asylum MORE, who fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeBuck Wild: 'Is President Trump paranoid or is the Deep State out to get him?' Why does Congress keep playing political games on FBI oversight? FBI confidence in leaders sank after Comey was fired: report MORE the previous day.

Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel, and could fire him.

Lankford said John Dowd, Trump's attorney, was just being a "typical attorney."

“What I read yesterday was what a typical attorney puts out at every stage during every investigation saying this is wrapped up, we should be done,” Lankford said on ABC's "This Week."

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Lankford, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee that is also currently investigating Russia's election interference, said that Dowd’s comments won’t affect the special counsel’s investigation. 

“So it’s not different than what an attorney does typically,” Lankford said. “What typically happens in that situation, everyone takes the information of the attorney and says that’s nice, we’re going to continue to be able to move on. I expect the special counsel to do the same.”

Lankford also said that he does not believe the president will fire Mueller and that the administration wants him to be able to finish his investigation.