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Rand Paul says investigating Flynn would be "excessive" and "makes no sense"

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) talks with reporters after he voted against a continuing resolution for the federal budget in the U.S. Capitol March 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 91-9 to pass a two-week stopgap spending bill that will keep the government funded until March 18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On the "Kilmeade and Friends" radio show, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) told the hosts that launching an investigation into former White House security adviser Michael Flynn would be a waste of time.

"I think that might be excessive," said Paul. "It looks like the President has handled the situation, and unless there's some kind of other evidence of malfeasance, this sounds like something that was internal White House politics and it looks like the President's handled it."

Flynn resigned just hours after it was revealed that he had not been forthcoming about his communications with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Since then, there have been calls by GOP officials Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). and Texas Sen. John Cornyn to have Flynn investigated to find out more about what he told the Russian ambassador.

Paul, however, believes that such an investigation would get in the way of the GOP accomplishing greater things.

"I just don't think it's useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party. We'll never even get started with doing the things we need to do, like repealing Obamacare, if we're spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense," he continued.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has stated that he has no plans to investigate Flynn, but will instead let the House Intelligence Committee handle any inquiries into Flynn as they are already investigating the Russian hacks.

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