Vice President Mike Pence distanced himself on Thursday from revelations of Trump fixer Michael Cohen’s millions of dollars in contracts with various entities, including the American affiliate of a Russian company and large corporations like AT&T and Novartis. Pence called Cohen’s situation a “private matter.”
“You now have the President’s lawyer getting millions of dollars from companies that he says he can get access, including one company that had a Russian connection,” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Pence during an interview that aired Thursday. “Is that draining the swamp?”
“Well, what I can say is that that private matter is something I don’t have any knowledge about, and I think the White House issued a statement saying the same,” Pence replied.
Earlier in the interview, Pence said of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe: “It’s time to wrap it up.”