March 26, 2019 / 7:01 PM / a month ago

McConnell backs push for investigation of Russia probe missteps

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question from reporters next to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as he arrives for a closed Senate Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he supported a push by a Republican colleague for an inquiry into potential missteps by law enforcement officials in their probe of possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.

“I think Senator (Lindsey) Graham has raised a legitimate question ... I think it’s not inappropriate for the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, with jurisdiction over the Justice Department, to investigate possible misbehaviours,” McConnell told reporters.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Makini Brice

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