The Associated Press reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor declared “case closed” on the Russia probe and potential obstruction by Trump, deriding Democrats who he says are “grieving” the result.
“It’s finally over,” the Republican leader said, in his most significant comments yet on the investigation. The Kentucky Republican called Mueller’s findings “bad news for the outrage industrial complex but good news for the rest of the country.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disputed McConnell, saying “that’s just not a fact — the case is not closed.” And Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer in his own speech called McConnell’s words an “astounding bit of whitewashing.”
.@SenateMajLdr McConnell’s declaration of “case closed” is a stunning act of political cynicism and a brazen violation of the oath we all take.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 7, 2019
McConnell: End “Groundhog Day” of Trump investigations. “Case closed,” declared the man who declined to warn American voters of Russian interference https://t.co/Lk7d6RmbAD
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 7, 2019
— USA TODAY Video (@usatodayvideo) May 7, 2019