Fleischer: 'Throw the Book' at Anyone Who Worked With Russians to Steal Emails
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said the American people deserve to know if anyone on the Trump campaign worked with Russians to disseminate stolen emails.
"What the nation needs to know is did Donald Trump or anyone on his campaign collude with Russia to steal Hillary's or John Podesta's emails. If anyone on the Trump campaign did that, they deserve to have the book thrown at them. We don't cooperate with foreign nations interfering in our elections," he said on "Happening Now."
But he also said there should not be a "permanent prosecutor" going over every facet of an American president's life from before he entered politics.
"That is now how our system works," said Fleischer, who was spokesman for President George W. Bush's White House from 2001 to 2003, adding that if no collusion is found, the probe should end.
Fleischer said he's not sure whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller is attempting to "bait" Trump into a trap by telling him he is not a "target" of the probe, explaining that the president could easily become a "target" if new evidence emerges.
Fleischer emphasized that Mueller is fair and that only Trump knows for sure whether there was any collusion.
He said he believes the investigation will end quickly after Trump is interviewed or refuses to talk.
Watch the discussion above and see what Alan Dershowitz had to say on the issue.