Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy said Sunday that the Russia investigation has always been about President Donald Trump.

McCarthy said on Fox & Friends that he's surprised people are "whipped up" about a New York Times report of a secret FBI investigation into whether Trump was working on behalf of Russia shortly after he fired former director James Comey.

He said that the report only suggests that after Comey was fired in May of 2017, the FBI and Justice Department "very rashly" thought they found a crime of obstruction against Trump.

"I really think that the investigation was about Trump from the beginning," McCarthy said.


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McCarthy added that thereafter, the FBI publicly filed their previously concealed, yearlong investigation of the president.

"That's what this was all about," McCarthy said.

Trump told Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday night that the Times article was "the most insulting" thing ever written about him.

"If you read the article, you'd see that they found absolutely nothing," he said.

In a Fox News op-ed, McCarthy wrote about what he called on Sunday the FBI and Justice Department's "flawed analysis."

"Even though the president has constitutional authority to fire subordinates and weigh in on investigations, he may somehow still be prosecuted for obstruction if a prosecutor concludes that his motive was improper," he wrote.

Watch McCarthy's discussion with Pete Hegseth above.


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