Klobuchar: 'Don't think' there are reasons to investigate Mueller probe's origins

Klobuchar: 'Don't think' there are reasons to investigate Mueller probe's origins
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSeven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa MSNBC 'Climate in Crisis' special draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot The two most important mental health reforms the Trump administration should consider MORE (D-Minn.) said Sunday that she doesn't think there are reasons to investigate how special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's probe into Russian election interference began.

“I don’t think there are,” the 2020 presidential candidate said when asked on "Fox News Sunday" if there are “legitimate reasons” to investigate the people who opened the investigation. 

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“This investigation was started under a Republican attorney general, with a former Republican appointed U.S. attorney, Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Nadler's House committee holds a faux hearing in search of a false crime House Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe MORE, with a former Republican appointed FBI director.

“They started the investigation because of legitimate news that there were people from the Trump campaign talking to others about Russia and exchanging information. We know that," Klobuchar added.

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump walks tightrope on gun control Feinstein calls on Justice to push for release of Trump whistleblower report Clarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump MORE last week reportedly appointed a prosecutor to investigate the 2016 decision by officials at the Department of Justice and the FBI to launch an investigation into Russia's election interference, which eventually resulted in Mueller's probe.

Since the report on Mueller's investigation revealed that investigators could not find evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin, the president and his supporters have gone on the offensive.

The allege that bias was at the root of the investigation.

Klobuchar on Sunday also discussed the need to protect American election infrastructure, citing the consensus in the intelligence community that Russia has interfered in elections and may do so again.