GOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, 'investigation would have wrapped up very quickly'

Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciDemocrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 Medicare for All won't deliver what Democrats promise GOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, 'investigation would have wrapped up very quickly' MORE (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he believes special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election would have turned up evidence of alleged collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign by now if there had been any.

"I think if Robert Mueller had already found collusion, this investigation would have wrapped up very quickly," Renacci said on CNN's "New Day."

Renacci, who lost his bid last month to unseat Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Democratic senators urge regulators to investigate Instacart over 'tip baiting' Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers MORE (D-Ohio), said he believes the investigation should be allowed to finish, but suggested that it should wrap up relatively soon after going on for nearly two years.

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"I also believe, let’s see what all comes out, let’s see what all plays out and let’s not make any decisions in advance," he added.

Renacci claimed that "clearly there's no collusion" between President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police MORE and Russia, an assertion anchor John Berman pushed back on, noting that Mueller has made no such declaration.

Trump has, for months, insisted that he did not collude with Russia, often decrying the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt."

Mueller has thus far implicated five former Trump associates in his investigation, as well as more than 20 Russian nationals.

In a court filing last week, the special counsel's office laid out the extent of cooperation between prosecutors and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.

On Friday, Mueller’s team detailed allegations that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to prosecutors after reaching a plea deal.

The special counsel also filed supplementary paperwork about former Trump attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenHarris, Jeffries question why Manafort, Cohen released while others remain in prison Rosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia investigation probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin: More COVID-19 congressional action ahead MORE, who prosecutors in Manhattan said in a Friday court filing had violated campaign finance law at the president's direction.

Trump on Monday called the alleged violations a "simple private transaction."