But in the meantime, he got millions to spend and a lot of power.
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., went further than Attorney General William Barr to answer the question of when special counsel Robert Mueller knew there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
In an interview that aired Friday on Fox News, Barr said he “couldn’t say.”
Appearing after Barr, Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, was not so hesitant.
“Bob Mueller knew the day that he walked in the door there was no evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russians,” Nunes said, referring to the findings of the FBI’s counterintelligence that began in the summer of 2016. Mueller was appointed to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election in May 2017, eight days after President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.