White House press secretary Sarah Sanders reiterated that President Trump is not considering firing Robert Mueller even though the special counsel has produced no evidence of collusion after an expensive, year-long taxpayer-funded investigation.
“The White House yet again confirms that the president is not considering or discussing the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller,” Sanders said yesterday at a White House press conference.
When asked about President Trump’s fiery tweets criticizing the fruitless Mueller investigation, Sanders explained that his anger is understandable when he has not colluded with Russia, and there’s no evidence that he has.
“We have not been shy about the fact that there is frustration about this process,” Sanders said. “We would like it to end quickly and soon. The president has contended since Day 1, and will continue to do so, that there was absolutely no collusion between his campaign and any outside force or country.”
Sanders said she doesn’t understand why the media can’t grasp why President Trump is annoyed by an ongoing investigation that has produced no evidence.
“I don’t understand why it’s hard for anyone to process,” Sanders underscored.
“If you had been attacked mercilessly and continuously day in, day out, every single second while you’re trying to work hard to do good things for this country, and literally every day you wake up to an onslaught of people saying you’re there for reasons that are completely false, that’s frustrating.”
Sanders said the White House is looking forward to the Mueller probe wrapping up, and said firing the special counsel wouldn’t be “the most productive step forward.”
President Trump has expressed frustration over the ongoing taxpayer-funded “witch hunt” and the fact that Mueller’s team is stacked with former Hillary supporters and Democratic donors. The Special Counsel is supposed to be nonpartisan and apolitical, but has proven to be anything but.
Many Trump supporters say there’s no point in firing Mueller since his bungled, hollow investigation discredits itself with each passing day.
Meanwhile, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz — an avowed liberal who voted for Hillary Clinton — reiterated that President Trump has the constitutional authority to fire Mueller if he wants to, but is glad he didn’t because he should spotlight that he has nothing to hide.
“The president has the authority to fire anyone in the executive branch — the Supreme Court has held that,” said Dershowitz, a Constitutional law scholar. “On the other hand, it would have been very unwise politically. He’s so much better off taking his current lawyer’s advice as well: Be nice to Robert Mueller, say you have nothing to hide…And try to wrap up the inquiry.”
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