Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that it’s time for special counsel Robert Mueller to end his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
In an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, after three American detainees returned from North Korea, Pence was asked about Mueller — who is leading the probe into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
Mitchell asked if Pence thought Mueller could be trusted, and whether he thought the special counsel was a “bad guy.”
Pence declined to answer, instead stating that the administration has been cooperative with the probe.
“Do you think this investigation is a hoax?” Mitchell pressed.
“What I think is that it’s been about a year since this investigation began,” Pence replied. “Our administration has provided over a million documents, we’ve fully cooperated in it.
“In the interest of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up,” Pence said. “I would very respectfully encourage the special counsel and his team to bring their work to completion.”
Mitchell also asked about the millions of dollars paid to Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, from companies seeking access to the administration.
“Is that draining the swamp?” Mitchell asked.
“What I can say is, that private matter is something I don’t have any knowledge about,” Pence said.
Watch above, via NBC News.
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