Thanks to his boss’ tendency to dominate headlines for all the wrong reasons, America has not heard much from or about Vice President Mike Pence in a while. But on Thursday, Trump’s VP resurfaced for an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, where Pence gave some pretty shocking statements about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as well as the latest developments in Trump’s scandals.
In speaking with Mitchell, Pence stated that it was time for Mueller to wrap us his investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion in the 2016 election. When Mitchell asked Pence if he though Mueller was a “bad guy” or if the Special Counsel could be trusted, Pence wouldn’t really give her a straight answer. Mitchell asked him, “Do you think this investigation is a hoax?” She got only more avoidance from the Vice President.
“What I think is that it’s been about a year since this investigation began. Our administration has provided over a million documents, we’ve fully cooperated in it. In the interest of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up. I would very respectfully encourage the special counsel and his team to bring their work to completion.”
Then Mitchell hit Pence with a harder question, asking Pence about Trump’s more recent troubles with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who had just been exposed for accepting millions of dollars from companies in exchange for access to Trump. Mitchell asked Pence:
“Is that draining the swamp?”
On this one, Pence refused to defend his boss. Admitting that he’s been left in the dark over this matter and that Trump’s inner circle operates in secrecy, he said:
“What I can say is, that private matter is something I don’t have any knowledge about.”
You can watch the interview below:
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