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GOP lawmaker: Mueller should be allowed to follow Russia probe 'wherever it takes him'

GOP lawmaker: Mueller should be allowed to follow Russia probe 'wherever it takes him'
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GOP Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMurkowski: Trump should concede White House race Graham: Trump should attend Biden inauguration 'if' Biden wins OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump administration proceeds with rollback of bird protections despite objections | Trump banking proposal on fossil fuels sparks backlash from libertarians | EU 2019 greenhouse gas emissions down 24 percent MORE (Alaska) said this week that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE should be allowed to follow his investigation into Russian meddling “wherever it takes him.”

In an interview with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Murkowski said she “firmly” believes that Trump should not be permitted to “meddle” in the investigation.

“I believe very, very firmly in that. And I think any efforts to thwart that are dangerous,” she said. “If the investigation takes them to an additional turn that needs to be followed, I think this is what we're asking for when we ask for an independent investigation.”

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”That means that the president can't meddle,” she added. “That means that the attorney general can't meddle. That means that the United States Senate can't meddle.”

Murkowski also diverted from Trump’s claims that the probe is a “witch hunt,” and said that she would support legislation intended to protect Mueller from the president.

"I do not subscribe that this is some kind of a witch hunt," she told the paper.

She also praised the FBI’s “serious and significant role” in the investigation, and expressed concern that Trump’s rhetoric attacking the agency is hurting morale among agents.

“I’m worried about the morale of the agency and their ability to do their job and to do their job independent, as I think most of us believe that they should be acting, and not being influenced by the politics of the moment or the administration," she said.