Sen. Chris Coons joined MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss elections, tax cuts, and the resignation of Dana Boente. On Tuesday's elections: “It will make it clear to the president or at least members of his team that if they don't begin some real outreach to Democrats on tax reform and other priorities they have, they will not get their legislative agenda through.”
“I just was troubled that immediately following the release of indictments given reporting that has suggested Mr. Boente was running a fairly active component of the Mueller investigation that he was fairly abruptly asked to resign,” said Coons.
“I just wanted to ask some questions about the timing given the troubling pattern of the president's personal intervention by interviewing candidates for U.S. Attorneys in several key jurisdictions and given everything else going on, it makes me concerned about Robert Mueller and his security. Dana Boente would have been the fourth in succession in the Department of Justice. I think it's an important feat and an important role that he played that deserves some oversight.”