Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday members of Congress could use a “little less drama” from President Trump and the White House following the media reports that the president shared classified information with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week.

McConnell told Bloomberg on Tuesday morning that he hopes to move forward with the GOP agenda in Congress and pointed to national security adviser H.R. McMaster’s denial of the story.

“I read the Washington Post story and I read Gen. McMaster’s response, which tends to refute the story — rebut the story,” McConnell said.

“I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things, so that we can focus on agenda, which is deregulations, tax reform, repealing and replacing Obamacare,” McConnell said.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has encouraged President Donald Trump to nominate Merrick Garland to lead the FBI, the Kentucky Republican said Tuesday.

“I have spoken with the president about it. I recommended Merrick Garland,” McConnell told Bloomberg Politics’ Kevin Cirilli.

“Yeah, it may surprise people, but he has a deep background in criminal law,” he continued. “He was the prosecutor in the Oklahoma City bombing case. And I think it would make it clear that President Trump will continue the tradition at the FBI of having an apolitical professional.”

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