White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated on Sunday that she is not informed of any ambitions that President Donald Trump has to fire or remove Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I’m not aware of any plans to make those movements … but we do have some real concerns with some of the activities and some of the scope that the investigation has gone,” Sanders responded to a question from George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”
Sanders also stated that she is worried about the scope of the ongoing investigation while sidestepping questions about whether President Donald Trump was more concerned about the recent development with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen than the Mueller investigation.
Sanders also evaded the Stephanopoulos’s question if Trump is worried about Cohen turning state’s evidence.
Cohen’s home, hotel room, and office were recently raided by the FBI with the approval of Rosenstein.
According to some reports President Trump has apparently tried to fire Mueller in the past and, in recent days, has been thinking about firing Rosenstein.
The New York Times reported on Friday that Trump’s advisers are more worried about the investigation into Cohen than Mueller’s probe.
Cohen, besides being Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, is also known as his fixer and has made an image of a key player in solving problems for Trump.
Last month he attracted media attention as result of the payment he made to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in order to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.
According to the Times, the raid of Cohen’s office, hotel room, and residence has been described as sweeping with FBI agents reportedly seizing Cohen’s cell phones, laptop, and safe deposit box.
Trump called Cohen on Friday to “check in,” according to the Times. Sanders did not offer a comment when asked a question about that call.