GOP senator: Trump 'obviously' not under investigation

GOP senator: Trump 'obviously' not under investigation

Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordGOP senators eye 'nuclear' move to change rules on Trump nominees Senate GOP goes down to wire in showdown with Trump Overnight Defense: Pentagon seeks B over five years for Space Force | Trump says Warmbier comments 'misinterpreted' | GOP bristles at Trump plan to pay for wall MORE (R-Okla.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE “obviously” is not under investigation by the FBI.

During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Lankford said there has not been “a direct accusation” against the president as the bureau investigates Russia’s interference in the presidential election and any potential ties between Trump campaign and Moscow.

“Obviously he's not under investigation, there hasn't been a direct accusation — how he pressed Jim Comey, why that conversation even came up on a one-on-one meeting. But there's not a lot of great information,” Lankford, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told John Dickerson.


“There hasn't been a direct accusation on the president actually being involved with the Russians. It's been people around him in his campaign. So for me, there's not a lot of questions directly to him.”

Lankford also said that while Trump’s conversations with former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyA question of privilege: How Trump could still gut the Mueller report The damning proof of innocence that FBI likely withheld in Russian probe Nadler: Half of Trump probe targets likely to comply with document requests MORE sound “inappropriate,” they appear to be “a pretty light touch.”

“So this looks more like an inappropriate conversation than obstruction,” he said.