Republicans worry Mueller investigation could upend midterm elections

“The concern of people like us, is that this investigation will drag on and pop on us in October of 2018, and totally screw us,” said a Republican strategist, who requested anonymity in order to speak candidly.

“I just don’t like the idea that this could be strung out, strung out, strung out, strung out. I think it becomes a really big distraction,” added Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., a key Trump ally on Capitol Hill.