THE WASHINGTON TIMES:
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says he does not agree with President Trump’s assertions that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election is a “witch hunt.”
“I don’t think it’s a witch hunt. I’ve never thought it was a witch hunt,” Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“Russia attacked this country in 2016. That’s the number one thing we’ve asked Mueller to look at — what did Russia do,” the South Carolina Republican said.
He said no Americans have yet been indicted for conspiring to affect the 2016 elections, but his focus is on what Russia did.
“And that’s not a witch hunt. That’s an attack on our country,” Mr. Gowdy said.
Mr. Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday in Helsinki, Finland, just days after the Department of Justice announced an indictment stemming from Mr. Mueller’s probe that accuses a dozen Russian military officers of stealing Democratic Party emails and trying to influence the 2016 elections.