Sen. James Risch would not say Thursday whether President Donald Trump's behavior was appropriate when he suggested former FBI Director James Comey drop the investigation into ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
"I guess 'appropriate' is in the eye of the beholder," the Idaho Republican told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. "I wouldn't have done it, but that doesn't mean somebody else wouldn't."
Risch was among eight GOP members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who questioned Comey during more than two hours of public testimony Thursday.
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However, Risch said Trump's request did not – "obviously not" – constitute obstruction of justice.
"The president's bright enough to know that the firing of Comey had zero effect on the investigation – and he knew it," he said.
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