Sen. Chris Coons released a statement Dec. 1 after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

“This morning’s guilty plea from President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is a clear indication that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team have found conclusive evidence of illegal activity and are actively proceeding with their investigation,” Coons said.

“Robert Mueller is a highly respected and skilled law enforcement official, and when he was named special counsel, he had overwhelming support from members of Congress on both sides of the aisle,” Coons said.

“It’s now more important than ever that Special Counsel Mueller is able to continue his investigation without interference, and I am continuing to work on bipartisan legislation to protect the special counsel from being fired without cause,” Coons said.