Sen. Ron Johnson Thursday said he hopes former FBI Director Robert Mueller, now the special counsel leading the probe into Russian meddling in last year's election, sticks to that investigation and does not widen the probe.
"What I don't want to see is an expanding fishing expedition," the Wisconsin Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" anchor Bill Hemmer.
"I don't want to see what happened with Valerie Plame, where we knew up front who did reveal that, and we had the investigation go on for years ... this is a serious matter. Let's find out what Russia did and make sure it doesn't happen again."
He also fears that with Mueller conducting a criminal investigation, it could hinder the ability to continue probes underway in the House and Senate.
"You call on witnesses and [they say] 'I can't give you any information because I'm under investigation,'" he said. "Government witnesses do the same thing. It does have the possibility of hampering what the Senate Intelligence Committee is doing. That will be a shame. We have to get to the bottom of it quickly and get it behind us. We have enormous challenges facing this nation and we need to be working on these."
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