Rep. Chris Stewart said he rarely uses the word "liar," but it's the only term to describe former acting FBI Director Andy McCabes comments on his decisions behind an investigation into President Donald Trump and Russia.
"My first reaction is 'what a crock,'" the Utah Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" Thursday in response to McCabe's comments to CBS' "60 Minutes" that he took action to protect the Trump investigation. "The Russia investigation was never on solid ground. He knew at the time there was nothing there."
McCabe was fired from the FBI for lying, said Stewart, claiming the former FBI official also said things that made "no sense" to the House Intelligence Committee.
"This is an individual who hated Donald Trump and did not want him to be president," said Stewart. "What he said to the American people was you guys are too stupid. You made a mistake. The smarter ones are going to fix that...they were simply trying to remove a president that he didn't like."
Meanwhile, the committees in the House and the Senate have said there was no collusion between Trump and Russia, Stewart said, and he would "bet my house" special counsel Robert Mueller will also find no collusion.
"There is no evidence of it," said Stewart. "I think we have to ask ourselves how was this man the acting director of the FBI when he exercised this kind of judgment?"
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