President Donald Trump should “focus” on Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election, and let the “second prong” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on collusion with Moscow “play out,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said Sunday.
In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Gowdy said Trump should hold Russian President Vladimir Putin’s feet to the fire in the wake of last week’s indictments against 12 Russian spies.
“What I would tell the president is no American has been indicted for conspiring to hack the [Democratic National Committee],” he said. “But Russia did attack us. So focus on the first prong of that Mueller jurisdiction. Let the second prong play out.”
“Your first request of Vladimir Putin needs to be: ‘Tell us which airport we can pick up the 25 Russians that tried to interfere with the fundamentals of our democracy’,” Gowdy added.
Still, Gowdy defended Trump’s concern about the bias of those who investigate him.
“[Former FBI Director] Jim Comey thought that impeachment was too good” for Trump, he said. “[Former CIA head] John Brennan says [he] should be in the dustbin of history.”
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