VP Pence: Time to 'Wrap Up' Mueller Probe in the Interest of the Country
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday it's time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to come to an end.
Speaking to NBC News' Andrea Mitchell, Pence was asked about President Trump continuing call the probe a "hoax" and a "witch hunt."
Is this Phony Witch Hunt going to go on even longer so it wrongfully impacts the Mid-Term Elections, which is what the Democrats always intended? Republicans better get tough and smart before it is too late!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018
"In the interest of the country, I think it's time to wrap it up. I would very respectfully encourage the special counsel and his team to bring their work to completion," he said.
Pence said the administration has "fully cooperated" with Mueller, providing more than one million documents over the past year.
Mitchell then asked about payments from companies and a firm linked to a Russian oligarch to Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen.
"Is that draining the swamp?" she asked.
Pence said it was a "private matter" and that he had no knowledge about it.
Watch the clip above.