- Lawmakers interviewed former Trump aide George Papadopoulos on Thursday.
- Republicans who took part in the deposition came away questioning the FBI’s decision to open its collusion investigation based on information about Papadopoulos.
- North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said he believes the FBI’s investigation was “certainly not one built on a solid foundation”.
Republican lawmakers who interviewed George Papadopoulos on Thursday came away from the hearing questioning the FBI’s basis for opening its collusion investigation based on information about the former Trump campaign aide.
“What we’re finding without talking about specifics of what’s going on is that the whole reason that this investigation was opened up was certainly not one built on a solid foundation,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows told Politico after Papadopoulos wrapped up his testimony.
“It’s hard to understand why the FBI opened the highest profile investigation in recent times into potential collusion by the Trump campaign with the Russian government that centers on a campaign policy adviser who been on the job a month at the time the Trump-Russia investigation was launched,” Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe told Fox News.
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