‘Ax could fall on the Mueller investigation at any time,’ former Obama aide warns
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was peppered with questions Wednesday about whether President Trump gave his attorney general a direct order to end the Russia probe, and whether it amounts to obstruction of justice. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
The White House pushed back Wednesday on the notion that President Donald Trump obstructed justice with a morning tweet saying Attorney General Jeff Sessions should “stop” the Justice Department’s Russia election meddling probe “right now.”
“The president is not obstructing, he’s fighting back,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. “He’s certainly expressing the frustration,” he has long felt over “corruption” by former Justice Department officials like former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, she said.