During CNN’s “State of the Union,” Representative Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) spoke out about the Robert Mueller investigation, saying that millions of dollars had been wasted on a report he claimed was biased.
As IJR reported, the final results of the report on Russian collusion were sent to Attorney General William Barr. However, during the interview Meadows claimed that people should be talking about the issues with the investigation instead of the actual report itself.
“I don’t think the Mueller report should have been really something we’re discussing today,” said Meadows. “I don’t think there should have been a special prosecutor.”
The lawmaker also claimed that he has been consistently outspoken about the report and potential issues with those that pushed for the investigation to reveal collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russian government.
GOP @RepMarkMeadows: “I don’t think the Mueller report should have been really something we’re discussing today. I don’t think there should have been a special prosecutor … We need to go after the bad guys, which is Russia, and not the President of the United States." #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/IPYwSaRJWV
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) March 24, 2019
“I’ve been consistent with that since day one. We do know that there was bias at the Department of Justice early on,” Meadows said. “In fact, they were talking about a special prosecutor before James Comey was fired and yet here we are today some 22 months later, talking about something after spending tens of millions of dollars on a narrative that Democrats put forth.”
He also pointed out problems with some claiming the president was guilty without having any solid evidence to support their claims.
“They said that this president colluded with the Russians, some even went as far to say that he was an agent of Russia, which is just ludicrous, and yet here we are today trying to make sense of an investigation that happened 22 months into it. We need to go after the bad guys, which is Russia, and not the President of the United States.”
Although the report’s findings have not been released, Meadows said that the lack of any new indictments points to the investigation proving him right.
“You can’t have it both ways, I’ve been consistent in saying that this president didn’t collude, and now it appears that the facts will support that as well.”