Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., said he will not seek President Donald Trump’s endorsement. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
New York Republican Rep. John Katko pushed back against President Donald Trump’s assertion that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is a “witch hunt.”
Asked about Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s conviction on bank fraud and tax evasion charges and former attorney Michael Cohen’s plea deal with feds, Katko, a former federal prosecutor, said, “I think it’s dangerous to speculate in the midst of an investigation but certainly the facts of the last 24 hours give rise to some concern. When people around you are starting to get themselves convicted, that’s obviously a point of concern,” Syracuse.com reported.