White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders maintained on Thursday morning that President Trump will not fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
She was asked by Bill Hemmer about a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday by Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member Mark Warner, who warned of a "constitutional crisis" if Trump moves to end Mueller's investigation.
"In recent days, the president said he is not considering removing Special Counsel Mueller. But the president's track record on this front is a source of concern. I'm certain that most of my colleagues believed that he wouldn't fire Jim Comey either," said Warner (D-Va.)
Mark Warner: "Firing Mr. Mueller, or any other of the top brass involved in this investigation... has the potential to provoke a constitutional crisis." (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/inrS0Oc9KM
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Sanders responded: "For the 1,000th time, we have no intentions of firing Bob Mueller. We're continuing to work closely and cooperate with him. We look forward to seeing this hoax wrap up very soon."
She said the Russia collusion allegations have consumed the Democrats while the president focuses on the American people.
"Hopefully some of the Democrats will make some New Year's resolutions to come back and talk about working with this president to help Americans," she said, adding that Democrats and the liberal media have been attacking the president and trying to "delegitimize" his victory since his first day in office.
Watch the interview above.