President Trump spoke exclusively to Fox News’ Chris Wallace in a wide-ranging interview on Sunday.
During the interview, the President touched on Mueller’s witch hunt and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. (Video Below)
President Trump defended Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker against Democrats’ calls that he should recuse himself because he has written critically of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
Chris Wallace asked the President if he was aware prior to appointing him that Whitaker had argued Mueller’s authority and funding could justifiably be limited.
“I did not know that,” President Trump said, “I did not know he took views on the Mueller investigation as such.” He added that when he found out – that he doesn’t think it had any effect on his statements.
He added that he “would not get involved” in Whitaker’s decisions as he oversees Mueller’s probe in his new role as head of the Justice Department. (Video Below)
President Trump said, “Look he — it’s going to be up to him. I think he’s very well aware politically. I think he’s astute politically. He’s a very smart person. A very respected person. He’s going to do what’s right. I really believe he’s going to do what’s right.”
Trump doubled down on the Mueller witch hunt calling it a scam. “These people were looking at me. They wanted an insurance policy, just in case I won or Hillary lost. There was no collusion whatsoever. The whole thing is a scam.” He explained.
The President added that he has personally responded to Mueller’s written questions in the Russia probe and that they would be submitted “very soon.” Trump said his team is “writing what I tell them to write” in response to the inquiries. (Video Below)
“I think we’ve wasted enough time on this witch hunt.” The President said bluntly.