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Trey Gowdy thinks Trump should still be worried about the Russia investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly reassured President Trump's attorneys that Trump is not a criminal target of the Russia investigation, but Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) doesn't think the president should relax just yet.

Gowdy appeared on Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning and gave his perspective on the latest news out of Mueller's probe, which is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded to aid the interference. Gowdy, who was an attorney before he was elected to Congress, was perplexed that Mueller would tell attorneys about Trump's status in the investigation, but warned that things could change in an instant.

"You generally don't tell people that 'you're not under investigation' because you don't know what the next witness is going to say," said Gowdy. He suggested that the disclosure that Trump was merely a "subject" of the probe, not a "target," only came because of the fraught political environment.

"So if you were his attorney you wouldn't have a sigh of relief?" asked host Brian Kilmeade.

"Heavens no," exclaimed Gowdy. "I will have a sigh of relief when the investigation is over. And even then, maybe not."

The South Carolina representative was previously the head of the House's investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, which sought to determine whether the Obama administration — and in particular Hillary Clinton, then the secretary of state — had acted improperly in the wake of the attack. He announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election this fall. Watch him discuss the Russia investigation below. Summer Meza