White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at Tuesday’s briefing that President Trump is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, in spite of his tweets over the weekend.
Several reporters asked about comments made by multiple congressmen over Trump’s weekend tweets about Mueller, to which Sanders repeated a line used by White House counsel Ty Cobb. (RELATED: Trump Using The ‘Bill Clinton Handbook’ On Mueller)
“The White House yet again confirms that the president is not considering or discussing the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller,” she stated as someone in the briefing room sneezed. “Bless you.”
“I certainly don’t think we’re losing Republicans at all,” Sanders continued. “I think we’re voicing some frustration over this ongoing process that we’re looking forward to ending soon.”
“Clearly, we have not been shy about the fact that there is frustration of this process,” she said of the president’s “witch hunt” tweets. “We would like it to end quickly and soon, and the president has contended since day one and will continue to do so that there was absolutely no collusion between his campaign and any outside force or country.”
“I don’t understand why it’s hard for anyone to process. 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 everyday you wake up to an onslaught of people saying you’re there for reasons that are completely false, that’s frustrating.”
Sanders, reiterating that the White House is looking for the speediest end to the probe, further stated that firing Mueller would not be “the most productive step forward.”