Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reacted to Republican North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr’s decision to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. by reiterating his earlier contention that “the case is closed.”
Appearing on Thursday night’s edition of Fox News’ “Hannity,” McConnell called the decision a “blip” after noting that Burr “has already indicated that the committee will find no collusion.”
“What is Senator Burr doing? Did he not hear your message?” asked Fox News host Sean Hannity, referring to McConnell’s Tuesday declaration.
McConnell responded to Hannity as well as President Donald Trump’s expressed “frustration:”
I think the good news is Chairman Burr has already indicated that the committee will find no collusion, because that will be consistent with the Mueller investigation. I think this is going to have a happy ending. I understand the president’s frustration here. But I think that this is just a blip, I think the case is closed. I think the controversy has been concluded. I don’t think the house thinks that, and they’re gonna to stir this up. But enough, already.
“I think that it’s over,” the Kentucky senator said, after discussing the depth of Mueller’s investigation into the matter. “I think that it is time to let it go and move on and try to deal with the people’s business.” (RELATED: Ed Henry Stumps Chris Coons On Why Don Jr. Must Appear When Mueller Didn’t Indict)
“Specifically is that your message to Senator Burr?” asked Hannity.
“That’s my message to the public,” McConnell said. “That is our view, that the case is closed and it is time to move on, and I believe that when the Senate Intelligence Committee finally does report, which I think will not be too far down the road from here, they will reach the very same conclusion.”