President Donald Trump on Wednesday stated that did not discuss ending of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.
“I haven’t spoken to him about that,” Trump told The Daily Caller when asked.
His remarks come just days after Whitaker said Mueller’s probe would be complete soon.
Trump added that “after almost two years, it certainly should be” wrapping up.
Trump also said he would leave decisions on how to handle Mueller’s report once it is finished to the Justice Department.
“They’ll have to make their decision within the Justice Department,” Trump told the news outlet. “They will make the decision as to what they do.”
Trump’s Attorney General pick William Barr told a Senate panel earlier this month that Trump has not asked him about his views on the Mueller report and the “substance” of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election. Mueller is also probing whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.
Trump also said to The Daily Caller that he believed the FBI’s arrest of his longtime friend Roger Stone was “very unusual” and “a disappointing scene.”
Stone’s arrest resulted from an indictment Mueller filed alleging Stone made false statements, engaged in witness tampering and interfered with a congressional investigation.
“You know, I’ve stayed out of that whole situation because there was no collusion whatsoever,” Trump told the Daily Caller. “There was no nothing done wrong. And frankly, I could have waded in very early. I could have ended it very easily if I wanted to. But just let it run its course.”