GOP senator: Trump 'obviously' not under investigation

GOP senator: Trump 'obviously' not under investigation

Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordSenate GOP opens door to smaller coronavirus deal as talks lag Ballooning Fed balance sheet sparks GOP concerns  The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Lauren Underwood says Americans face economic crisis if Senate fails to act on unemployment benefits extension; US surpasses 4 million cases, 1,000+ deaths for third straight day MORE (R-Okla.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection 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 ComeyTrump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing Trump knocks Sally Yates ahead of congressional testimony MORE sound “inappropriate,” they appear to be “a pretty light touch.”

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