Special counsel Robert Mueller should be given a chance in the Russia investigation but it's likely he won't find anything, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson said Friday.
Carson, who ran for president last year before dropping out and throwing his support behind now President Donald Trump, told Fox News Radio the year-long investigation into whether Trump and/or people close to him had improper ties to Russia isn't bearing any fruit.
"I would give [Mueller] the chance to see if he could [conduct a fair investigation] because if there's nothing there, he's not gonna find anything anyway," Carson said.
"That has been the case now for nearly a year – there's nothing to find, that's why they keep going down these empty rabbit holes. That will continue to be the case because there's nothing there."
Carson added that the investigation is weighing down the administration and preventing it from getting work done.
"It's frustrating because it keeps us from getting to the things that need to be done, and I'm not sure that that isn't the real reason for it," he said.
Civil-rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax TV Friday he believes retired Gen. Michael Flynn, who briefly served as Trump's national security adviser this year before he was fired for not disclosing contacts with Russians, will be indicted when the Russia probe is finished.
"I think it's going to end up probably with the indictment of Flynn or possibly some others — and very well may end up the president pardoning them," Dershowitz told Newsmax TV's Miranda Khan on "Newsmax Now."
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