On the same day President Trump said he sees no reason why Russia would interfere in the 2016 election, Congressman Chris Collins joined the chorus of calls to end the Mueller investigation into Russian interference.
"I share President Trump's continued frustration as the left continues to try to nullify the 2016 Presidential election with claims of Russian interference," Collins said in a statement on Monday's meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. "The fact is, any Russian meddling did not make a difference in the election and there was no campaign collusion. It's time the Mueller investigation comes to a conclusion. I also urge the President to work with Congress to ensure any future Russian attempts to influence our elections are stopped at our border. Unfortunately, this is something the Obama administration failed to do."
Fellow Republican Congressman Tom Reed, in a statement to the Buffalo News, also called for the Mueller probe to end while also saying "I have no doubt they have, and are trying to, meddle in our election. However, there is no evidence of collusion with any American, and it is time for the Mueller probe to come to a close."
To date, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has led to charges against four former Trump campaign associates, although none of the charges are directly connected to wrongdoing by the Trump campaign.