Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey is right that the U.S. should investigate possible Russian interference in future elections, The Daily Caller reports.
“The more we learn, the more disturbing it is,” Hawley told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday.
“I agree with James Comey about one thing — that there ought to be an investigation. But he ought to be answering for his role in this. He ought to be answering for his actions. Andy McCabe ought to be answering for his actions.”
“There was smoke, and enough smoke to justify investigating, and obviously there was overwhelming evidence that the Russians were interfering in the election to hurt one candidate and to help the other,” Comey told NBC News on Wednesday.
“It establishes, I hope, to all people no matter where they are on the spectrum, that the FBI is not corrupt, not a nest of vipers and spies, but an honest group of people trying to find out what is true,” he added. “I thought [there was] potentially obstruction of justice and I hope somebody is going to look at that.”
Hawley said that the government has to have witnesses testify under oath and should investigate the FBI for political bias against Trump.
“The people are supposed to control our government and the people’s elected representatives, including, by the way, the president of the United States,” he said. “Not the FBI. Not people who had a political vendetta against this president. So we need to get some answers here. We need to put these people under oath. We need to get the facts.”
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