Leahy: Mueller's Russia probe should go forward

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy says special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation should be allowed to go forward.

The forced resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could have ominous implications for the Mueller probe. That has some people worried. Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, is the new acting attorney general. And before Whitaker joined the Justice Department, he talked about ways an attorney general could theoretically stymie the probe.

The Sessions move is sparking concerns with everyday Americans who protested across the country. We caught up Thursday with Sen. Leahy who echoed the sentiment of many of those protestors.

"Bob Mueller is a very honest man, a Republican but very competent. He would do an honest, right down the middle type of job and he should be allowed to do it," said Leahy, D-Vermont.