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

Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordSenate coronavirus bill delayed until Thursday GOP targets Manchin, Sinema, Kelly on Becerra CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be MORE (R-Okla.) on Sunday dismissed concerns that President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE is trying to shut down special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's investigation into Russia.

Concerns were raised on Saturday when Trump's personal attorney called on Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinRosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Comey argues Trump shouldn't be prosecuted after leaving Oval Office Trump turns his ire toward Cabinet members MORE to "bring an end" to the probe, following the lead of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' MORE, who fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeJohn Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' 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."


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.