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GOP senator: Trump has no right to influence an investigation

Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-La.) said Tuesday evening that he has not seen evidence that President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE has tried to interfere in the federal Russia probe while emphasizing that the president would be out of line if he tried to influence the investigation.

"None of us have the right, including the president, to influence an investigation and try to tell the FBI and the Justice Department how the results should be of an investigation," Kennedy told MSNBC's Chuck Todd on "MTP Daily." 

"I don't see any evidence that the president has done that. He didn't try to hide his meeting," Kennedy said, referring to Trump's meeting Monday with top law enforcement officials at the White House.

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"If he does try to influence it, I will speak out against it, but he has the right to ask for an investigation," Kennedy added.

The GOP senator weighed in after Trump on Monday summoned Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinRosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Comey argues Trump shouldn't be prosecuted after leaving Oval Office Trump turns his ire toward Cabinet members MORE, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsHow President Biden can hit a home run Former Trump intel chief Coats introduces Biden nominee Haines at hearing Senate Intelligence Committee leaders warn of Chinese threats to national security MORE to the White House for a meeting.

Trump met with the senior law enforcement officials as he called for a federal probe into whether the FBI improperly targeted his campaign during the 2016 election.

The president and his allies have been pushing for more details on an FBI informant who apparently met with several advisers to Trump's campaign during the election.

Kennedy said Trump was right to seek details about the informant.

"I'd kind of like to know myself," he said.

Rosenstein on Sunday asked the Department of Justice's inspector general to look into whether there was improper surveillance of the Trump campaign.