McConnell says he has no plans to watch Mueller testimony

McConnell says he has no plans to watch Mueller testimony
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"The Americans have got a pretty full picture of it. I believe the Mueller report came out sometime back. No, I don't intend to be watching it," he told reporters during a weekly press conference.
 
Pressed if there was anything he wanted to hear from Mueller when he testifies Wednesday, the Senate GOP leader maintained that the country has already heard from the former special counsel, who gave a brief public statement in May.
 
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"I don't know how many times we want to see this movie again, but … I think the American people have moved on past this," McConnell said.
 
Mueller's testimony before the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees is expected to dominate the news cycle on Wednesday.
 
The Justice Department is asking Mueller to limit his testimony before Congress to the four corners of his public report on Russian interference and possible obstruction of justice on the part of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE.
 
“Any testimony must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege, including information protected by law enforcement, deliberative process, attorney work product, and presidential communications privileges,” Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer wrote. 
 
 
Senate Republicans, instead, are doubling down on their plans to investigate the start of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign. 

Graham said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that he plans to call former Trump campaign adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios Papadopoulos10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall Flynn, Papadopoulos to speak at event preparing 'social media warriors' for 'digital civil war' Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference MORE to testify as part of a “deep dive” into the early stages of the FBI probe into Russia's election interference.