A co-host on President Donald Trump’s favorite morning news show said on Thursday morning that it’s time to wind down special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Media Matters reports that Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade declared on Thursday that “six months is enough” time for Mueller to fully investigate the complex web of financial ties that potentially connect Trump and key members of his campaign staff with Russian oligarchs.
To reinforce his point, he brought on Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who floated a proposal this week that would cut off funds for Mueller’s investigation after six months.
“My amendment basically says, look, this thing needs to be limited to the campaign and Russia and it needs to have an end date,” DeSantis explained. “If you haven’t produced evidence of a crime after almost two years of investigating, because Comey investigated for a year before Mueller was appointed, then at some point we have to move on with the American people’s business.”
Kilmeade then raised the alarm about the recent raid on the home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has a long history of shady deals with a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine.
“Does it concern you what you’ve known so far, the fact that they raid Paul Manafort’s house?” asked. “They are looking at his international contacts.”
DeSantis replied that it did bother him because, even if Manafort “did stuff two, three years ago,” that didn’t mean it had anything to do with Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Kilmeade then took aim at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whom he accused of authorizing a “fishing expedition” with his appointment of Mueller.
“Rosenstein seems to be a gift to Democrats and anti-Trumpers that just want to see this president not be successful,” Kilmeade said. “The way this was written seems criminal.”
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