WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) Some Senate Republicans are downplaying the firestorm surrounding reports President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into then-national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Senator Jim Inhofe said he wants the FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to play out and see what happens. Yet the senior Republican senator from Oklahoma in an interview with reporters pointed to the media as the reason the allegations are gaining widespread attention.
Inhofe said Republicans would continue with their agenda, which includes plans to improve the nation's infrastructure.
Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan echoed Inhofe saying he would like to wait "for all of us to get more information" before deciding whether an independent counsel should be appointed to investigate allegations that Trump interfered in the FBI's investigation into Flynn.
On Twitter Wednesday Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski had a bit of a different take.
Like many Alaskans, I’m concerned about the continuous and often conflicting reports about President Trump, the FBI and Russia. pic.twitter.com/XENI02GdBT— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) May 17, 2017
Then on Thursday she posted this.
Pleased that Deputy AG has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to lead the Russia investigation. pic.twitter.com/stqpdjclsi— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) May 18, 2017