Washington( CNN) Outgoing South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy took Russia to task over alleged interference in the 2016 US elections and suggested President Donald Trump ask Russia to extradite its recently indicted nationals.

Gowdy broke again with Trump in the interview by declaring the special advise investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller is decidedly not a “witch hunt” and pointed to the two rounds of indictments from Muelleragainst Russia for meddling in the 2016 election. At the same time, Gowdy noted that no US nationals “have been indicted with respect to conspiring to impact the 2016 elections.”

“My focus is on the first thing: what did Russia do, ” Gowdy said. “And that's not a witch hunt. That's an attack on our country.”