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) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' 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 BrownOn The Money: Trump asks Supreme Court to block Dem subpoena for financial records | Kudlow 'very optimistic' for new NAFTA deal | House passes Ex-Im Bank bill opposed by Trump, McConnell Warren, Brown press IRS on study reviewing Free File program Sunday shows — New impeachment phase dominates 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 TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes 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 CohenTrump bemoans 'double standard' in Stone conviction Day one impeachment hearings draw 13.1M viewers, down 32 percent from Comey hearings DC bars to open early for impeachment mania 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."