Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, said President Trump cannot limit the investigation into his financial dealings by special Counsel Robert Mueller.
“The President can’t set red lines for Bob Mueller,” Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said on CNN.
Last month Trump told the New York Times that he believed a probe into his finances would cross a line, saying he doesn’t make money from Russia, but someone from Russia could have made a real estate deal with him.
Collins said the special counsel “should follow the leads wherever they may be.”
“I do not think his investigation should be constrained beyond the mandate that he was given,” she said.
It was reported Thursday that Mueller had issued grand jury subpoenas in his investigation into Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.
Collins added that the news shows “the investigation is progressing to a new stage.”
“I think that’s good,” she continued. “The sooner that Bob Mueller and his team are able to get the facts out about Russian involvement and answer the question of whether or not there is any criminal wrongdoing or collusion between the Russians and members President Trump’s campaign team, the better off we all are.”