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.
 
 
“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. 
 
Both Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamLawmakers push back at Pentagon's possible Africa drawdown George Conway group drops ad seeking to remind GOP senators of their 'sworn oaths' ahead of impeachment trial House Democrats may call new impeachment witnesses if Senate doesn't MORE (R-S.C.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrHillicon Valley: Apple, Barr clash over Pensacola shooter's phone | Senate bill would boost Huawei alternatives | DHS orders agencies to fix Microsoft vulnerability | Chrome to phase out tracking cookies Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech Voting machine vendors to testify on election security MORE (R-N.C.) reiterated this week that they didn't intend to call Mueller to testify in the upper chamber.
 
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 PapadopoulosDOJ releases new tranche of Mueller witness documents Trump rails against Fox News for planning interviews with Schiff, Comey How to shut down fake Republican outrage over 'spying' on Trump MORE to testify as part of a “deep dive” into the early stages of the FBI probe into Russia's election interference.