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Fox Host to Dem Senator: ‘Did Your Party Go Too Far’ on Russia Talk?

Senator Chris Coons (D- DE) appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to react to the submission of the Mueller report to AG Bill Barr and what could be contained within.

Pete Hegseth asked him, “If collusion is not found in a report that is released, would you acknowledge that your party, the Democrats, have overreached in the way they’ve alluded to, suggested, even accused this president of cheating, of colluding with Russia? Did you go––did your party go too far?”

Coons said this in response:

“I tried to be careful in the last two years and make sure that in every reference I made I talked about allegations, I talked about suspicions, and I think it’s important that we not go too far in how we handle as a party investigations into the president going forward. There are unresolved matters, there’s matters that may not have reached the level of a chargeable offense against individuals, but there’s still worthy of oversight and I frankly think one of the things that has made Washington difficult to work in in the eight or nine years I’ve been there is the ways in which both parties have at times sort of beaten a particular point to death.”

He recalled the Benghazi hearings in particular before saying most Americans care more about their own struggles than what’s in the report.

Ed Henry asked Coons if there should now be oversight into “[James] Comey and others at the FBI, and the Justice Department in terms of the dossier and all of that.”

“My recollection is that the inspector general of the department has looked at allegations around, for example, Strzok and Page and the exchanges between them by text and that there has been an appropriate consideration of whether or not there was improper motives at the FBI at the beginning of this investigation,” he responded.

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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