Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., argued Friday that President Trump's effort to investigate special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team is a "standard" practice that anyone would take in that kind of situation.
Press reports said Trump's legal team is looking for possible conflicts of interest within Mueller's team. That tactic follows complaints from Trump's team that most of Mueller's lawyers have donated to Democrats.
While the media pounced on the news as a sign that Trump is about to fire Mueller, Collins said this is a typical move of anyone in this kind of legal fight.
"I would say this was fairly standard legal practice," Collins said on CNN. "If you're going to be sued or are sued, you're always to look for conflicts with the judge, with prosectors, with witnesses."
"I think this is just nothing more than, you know, standard practice when you're involved in litigation or potential litigation," he said.