It's time to "move on" past special counsel Robert Mueller's report, Sen. John Kennedy said Tuesday while adding he'd like to tell President Donald Trump to "leave it alone."
"I would say to the president very gently, when you get what you want, leave it alone," the Louisiana Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "It's okay to have an unexpressed thought, and I said yesterday, and I don't mean any disrespect, but don't be a meathead about this, and I would say this to my Democratic colleagues as well as my Republican colleagues."
Kennedy also said he thinks Attorney General William Barr is a "straight shooter" and he'll release the full Mueller report at some time.
"It's an academic issue because the report is going to leak anyway," said Kennedy. "The only question is whether it's going leak in part or in total. But I trust the American people to figure this out."
He said he's worried the arguments will continue on, but "what if we focused all of the effort and emotion and passion that we focused on this subject to reducing the cost of health insurance in America? Imagine what we could do."
Kennedy said the calls for continuing investigations are "just one party trying to score points against another," but he does think Trump should declassify all documents about the FBI's involvement in the 2016 election. After that, "then we can talk about more hearings."
Meanwhile, even though the report clears Trump, there is still the matter of Russian interference in U.S. elections, said Kennedy, and he expects other countries such as China to also interfere in upcoming races.
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