President Donald Trump was a "political target" and the people who kickstarted the Russia investigation should be discovered, former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik told Newsmax TV.
Kerik was on Thursday's "America Talks Live" to discuss the Mueller report, which was made available to the public earlier in the day.
"The president was a political target of a selective investigation by the Justice Department as part of an overall coup to remove him from office, and I think there must be an investigation to determine who was responsible and why," Kerik said.
"I don't give a damn where it falls, I don't care if it goes all the way to President Obama. At the end of the day, there has to be a real investigation. And I would say that investigation would be a quick one, given that they already have the majority of the evidence they need, between the congressional hearings, the Senate, the House, between the criminal investigation by the [FBI] and Justice. I'm sure they have all the evidence they need."
Kerik added Attorney General William Barr has a duty to follow the facts and try to get to the bottom of the entire Russia investigation, which determined the Trump campaign did not conspire with the Russians to win the 2016 presidential election.
"I think it's inherent on the attorney general to conduct a real investigation and hold those accountable that started this thing, from the FISA complaint, to targeting, to outing people that were mentioned in the FISA stuff . . . You're never gonna have trust within the Justice Department or the FBI if they don't get to the bottom of this."
Barr addressed reporters Thursday morning about special counsel Robert Mueller's report. After the press conference, Barr sent copies of the redacted report to members of Congress. The report was then posted on the Department of Justice website.
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