Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., told CNN's Vann Jones he hopes Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation shows no illegal activity because it will be good for America.
But he isn't hopeful.
"It is probably too much to hope that what Mueller's report is actually going to say is, 'Nothing to see here, nobody did anything wrong, we got everyone already and case closed.' That's what I hope it says," Kennedy said on an episode of "The Van Jones Show" set to air Saturday night.
Kennedy added that he hopes the report does not show President Donald Trump's campaign "engaged in nefarious activity" to "potentially elect a President that didn't actually earn every vote."
"And I hope that just did not happen. I hope that is not true," Kennedy said. "Because I don't want, for the sake of our democracy, for the sake of every single voter out there, whether you voted for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton or somebody else, I want everyone to believe that process has the integrity we believe it should have."
The Democrat said he wouldn't want a negative conclusion against the Republican president even to gain partisan advantage because, he argued, Trump has given Democrats "plenty to beat him up for in office. We don't need the rest of it."
But, he added, if someone on Trump's team did meddle in the 2016 election and succeed in changing the outcome, "then they should be held accountable to the highest possible penalty of the law."
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