Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Monday that he doesn't agree with contentions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not conduct a fair investigation about whether Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 election and if there was collusion going on with President Donald Trump's campaign team.
"Everyone is interested in answers to these questions at this moment," the Illinois Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "What I know of Mueller, this is a guy who wants to get to the truth. He doesn't want to extend it out for a long period."
Mueller has been hired to get answers, and he has put a team around himself to do that, continued Kinzinger.
"Whenever a new piece of news comes out, people automatically yell that it's not real, and others yell it's not fake, and some other people come out and scream impeachment," Kinzinger said. "Everybody is interested in answers right this moment."
On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, commented in an interview that Mueller would not have allowed former FBI Director James Comey to testify if there was an obstruction of justice claim to be made against President Donald Trump."
But Kinzinger said he disagrees with Graham for saying that "basically [Comey] should be fired and move on," as "that's the wrong answer."
"Frankly, 60-some percent of Americans are interested in what's going on and need answers to this," Kinzinger said. "All Americans need answers and we are going to get there."
Mueller, he concluded, is a "good American" who just wants to get the answers. [He] understands that this question is about our democracy and not just 2018 or 2020."
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