Spicer on Russia Probe: No Need for a Special Prosecutor
During his press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said there is no need for a special prosecutor to look into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Fox News' John Roberts pointed out that several top Democrat lawmakers have said they will refuse to consider a new FBI director unless a special prosecutor is appointed to lead the Trump-Russia investigation.
Spicer pointed out that two Senate committees and the FBI are already conducting their own Russia investigations, and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has made it clear that the bureau has the necessary personnel and resources to handle the probe.
"It's been made very clear, with respect to the president himself, both Sen. Schumer, Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Manchin and everyone else who have been briefed on this have been very clear there was no collusion with respect to the president himself and no investigation there," Spicer added.
As for the ongoing search for a new FBI director, Spicer said the process is running as it should, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leading the way.
"They continue to move through a series of highly qualified candidates," Spicer said. "Obviously this is a huge priority for the president to make sure that we have someone who has the ability to administer the proper leadership to the FBI."
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