Mike Pence has come out and called for the Mueller investigation to end. This is the highest level Republican outside of the president who has called for Mueller to wind things down.
Given the legal setbacks Mueller has faced and the backlash growing against Stormy Daniels’ lawyer for stealing and sharing Michael Cohen’s personal information and bank records, it may be that the Republicans and trump are finally, slowly and ponderously, starting to move to end the investigation:
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that he believes it’s time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and other potential misdeeds by people in President Donald Trump‘s orbit.
‘In the interests of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up,’ Pence told NBC News in an airplane hangar following the return home of three Americans who had been held prisoner by North Korea.
Pence said the Trump administration has ‘fully cooperated’ with Mueller’s probe, including turning over more than 1 million documents. But he wouldn’t respond to a question about whether he agrees with the president that the entire case is a ‘hoax.’
Trump has called the investigation a ‘witch hunt’; his outside counsel, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has called on the Justice Department to put an end to the probe.