Sanders: White House Believes Mueller's Russia Probe Will Be Closed Soon
'Real collusion' with Russia was from Clintons, DNC.
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Sarah Sanders said today that some in the media are finally starting to realize "the real collusion" with Russia involved the Clintons and the Democratic National Committee.
"If anyone was colluding with the Russians to influence the election, look no further than the Clintons and the DNC. ... Everything that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were falsely accusing this president of doing over the past year they were actually doing themselves, it turns out," the White House press secretary said on "America's Newsroom"
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Sanders added that the president is "confident" that special counsel Robert Mueller will "close" his investigation soon on alleged Trump-Russia collusion.
"Each day we get closer and closer to closing the loop on this on our front and sadly for the Democrats, it's only expanding for them," she said.
Bill Hemmer asked Sanders what she was basing that expectation on.
Sanders said that view is "based on fact" and recent reporting "day in, day out" on the Uranium One deal and Democrats' involvement with the Steele dossier.
She said she has not spoken to anyone at the Justice Department about the investigation's status.
Sanders said the president has always believed he did nothing wrong and that the collusion allegations were a "huge hoax."
Earlier today, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Obama-era Uranium One deal.
Republicans are calling for an investigation into the Obama-era uranium mining deal, specifically the potential influence from Russian interests on the Clinton Foundation.
Meantime, new reports this week confirmed that a controversial anti-Trump dossier was bankrolled by Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the DNC and the Clinton campaign.
Millions were paid to a political consulting firm, Fusion GPS, which then hired a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, to dig up dirt on Trump's alleged connections to Russia.
The dossier, published by Buzzfeed in a controversial move, became part of the investigations into the Trump campaign's dealings with Russia.
Watch the full interview above.