White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Tuesday refused to "get ahead of the conversation" set to take place between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or to offer any assurances that the president will allow special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to continue without delay if Rosenstein leaves the Justice Department.
"Certainly he wants things to take place," Sanders told ABC "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos. "There have been a number of incidents that have caused a great deal of concern, not just to the president but to Americans all over the country."
She also hedged when Stephanopoulos asked her if Trump has confidence in Rosenstein, telling him instead that "the president has confidence in the system."
On Monday, White House announced that Trump will meet with Rosenstein Thursday, following several reports anticipating the deputy AG's departure. The president refused to comment over whether he plans to find Rosenstein, who came under fire after a New York Times report that he'd suggested secretly recording the president and invoked the 25th Amendment in a discussion about removing Trump from office.
Rosenstein has denied the Times' story.
Sanders also appeared on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," where she commented that Trump has been "disappointed" by a number of actions at the DOJ, and he wants answers to some of his questions.
In addition, she called for an end to Mueller's investigation.
"They spent a year and a half and found nothing because there was nothing," she said. "The American people are ready for this to wrap up."
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