GOP senator: Trump 'obviously' not under investigation

GOP senator: Trump 'obviously' not under investigation

Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordGOP senator calls Trump immigration offer a 'straw man proposal' not meant to become law Sunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Senate GOP blocks bill to reopen Homeland Security MORE (R-Okla.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDACA recipient claims Trump is holding ‘immigrant youth hostage’ amid quest for wall Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ We have a long history of disrespecting Native Americans and denying their humanity 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 ComeyDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Dem calls for Cohen to testify before Senate panel over explosive report The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Day 27 of the shutdown | Cohen reportedly paid company to rig online polls, boost his own image | Atlantic publishes ‘Impeach Donald Trump’ cover story MORE sound “inappropriate,” they appear to be “a pretty light touch.”

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