Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday night would not say whether he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is conducting a fair investigation of President Donald Trump and his campaign’s potential collusion with Russia.
During an interview on Fox News, host Laura Ingraham asked Pence twice whether he thinks the Mueller team is impartial, and the vice president avoided answering both times.
Ingraham told Pence that it appears that there are “loyalists” to former President Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton on Mueller’s probe, likely a reference to newly revealed text messages from an FBI agent who used to work on Mueller’s team criticizing Trump.
“Knowing what you know and probably what you’ve seen about some of these investigators who are still working in this office, do you have faith that this will be a fair and impartial investigation going forward?” she asked Pence.
“Well let me say, we’re fully cooperating with the special counsel, and we’ll continue to. But I have to tell you, it’s just not been a focus of mine or of this president,” Pence replied before telling Ingraham that the administration is focused on tax cuts and improving the American economy. “So we’ll let the special counsel do their job and continue to cooperate.”
Ingraham pressed further, telling Pence that some Republicans believe that the Mueller team is operating “in an unfair manner.”
“I can just tell you and your viewers that we’re just going to continue to cooperate,” Pence responded before again touting Trump’s focus on boosting the military and the economy.
Pence also told Ingraham that he has not been interviewed by Mueller’s team.
Watch part of the interview via Fox News. Ingraham brings up the Mueller probe near the 4 minute mark.