GOP senator: Trump 'obviously' not under investigation

GOP senator: Trump 'obviously' not under investigation

Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordAbbott slams Ben & Jerry's for Palestine support: 'Disgraceful' Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Republican calls on Oklahoma to ban Ben & Jerry's MORE (R-Okla.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away 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 ComeyBiden sister has book deal, set to publish in April Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom MORE sound “inappropriate,” they appear to be “a pretty light touch.”

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