"I haven't read the report yet. I think it's too early to start commenting on portions of it. I'm going to be interested in hearing what the A.G. (US Attorney General William Barr) has to say before the Judiciary Committee, but to start commenting on various parts of it when I haven't looked at it, yet I think it's premature."
"If you were asking for a poll in Washington of the most respected lawyers in town, Mueller, Rosenstein and Barr would all be on the list. The thought that Bill Barr at age 69, his second tour as attorney general would do anything to tarnish his own image or reputation is completely ridiculous."
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump is trying to be 'as open as possible' about the Russia investigation.
His statement on Thursday came hours after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russia investigation was made public.
"It's pretty clear to me he's trying to be as open as possible with the American public. I commend him for that."McConnell said.
The 448-report takes the American public inside the room with Trump as he expressed fear that the Special Counsel would end his presidency and made several attempts to get the people around him to curtail the probe into his campaign and Russia.
McConnell said he hasn't read the 448-Mueller report yet, but supported Attorney General William Barr.
The special prosecutor's findings concluded that he could not find criminal evidence of conspiracy between the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia's government but could not rule out the possibility that Trump may have obstructed justice after he won the 2016 election.