Pelosi NOT Happy As McConnell Declares “CASE CLOSED” on Russia Probe

Senate Majority Leader has declared “CASE CLOSED” on the Russia probe, which promoted a negative response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Newsmax reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declaring “case closed” on the Russia probe and potential obstruction by President Donald Trump, deriding Democrats who he says are “grieving” the result.

The Republican leader, in his most significant public comments yet on the investigation, opened the Senate Tuesday with a speech discussing how special counsel Robert Mueller’s “exhaustive” probe went on for two years and is now complete. The remarks, which are certain to please the president, are being billed as his final thoughts on the topic.

“It’s finally over,” McConnell said.

AP reported that a desperate Pelosi is pushing back on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suggestion that the case is closed on the Russian investigation and President Donald Trump’s potential obstruction of justice.

McConnell delivered his fiery remarks on the Russia probe today on the Senate floor.

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From NBC4 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declaring “case closed” on the Russia probe and potential obstruction by President Donald Trump, deriding Democrats who he says are “grieving” the result.

Democrats immediately pushed back. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi directly refuted McConnell’s assertion, saying in a talk at Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, “That’s just not a fact. The case is not closed.”

McConnell’s most significant public comments yet on the investigation came as the Trump administration stymied House Democrats’ attempt to acquire documents related to Mueller’s investigation, as the current White House counsel replied to a subpoena that the documents remain under executive privilege.

Also Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray broke with another member of the Trump administration on whether the Trump campaign had been spied on during the 2016 election.

McConnell opened the Senate Tuesday with a speech discussing how special counsel Robert Mueller’s “exhaustive” probe went on for two years and is now complete. The remarks, which are certain to please the president, are being billed as his final thoughts on the topic.

“It’s finally over,” McConnell said.

Republicans, taking their cues from Trump, are eager to push past the investigation. But the case is anything but closed for Democrats, who are pressing for further oversight of the White House and the president’s handling of the Mueller probe.

McConnell questioned if others are ready to move on from the “breathless conspiracy theorizing.”

Mueller’s results are “bad news for the outrage industrial complex but good news for the rest of the country,” the Kentucky senator said.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer shot back in his own speech immediately afterward, calling McConnell’s words an “astounding bit of whitewashing.” He challenged McConnell to move legislation that would improve election security and be tougher on Russian sanctions.