Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said Friday the White House has been “100 percent compliant” with the Mueller investigation, while concern mounts on Capitol Hill about preserving its integrity.
Mrs. Conway stressed that several members of the administration have spoken to the special counsel, and included President Trump in that list. His lawyers are preparing to submit answers on the president’s behalf to Robert Mueller soon.
“We are walled off from that here at the White House, and rightfully so, but the president has said there’s no Russia collusion, and he’s also said that he’s complying,” Mrs. Conway said.
Since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was ousted after the midterms, many critics are concerned Mr. Trump will use his replacement pick, acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker, to terminate or sharply curtail the Mueller probe.
On Capitol Hill, Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Chris Coons of Delaware are fighting with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a bipartisan bill to protect Mr. Mueller from being fired without cause. Mr. Flake is threatening to pull his support for judicial confirmations until Mr. McConnell allows the Senate to vote on the Mueller bill.