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White House Lawyer: Mueller Finished With Interviews

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:07 AM

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, has finished interviews in his initial request of about two dozen current and former White House staff members, says White House attorney Ty Cobb, according to Politico. 

"The White House interviews are completed. We remain hopeful for an appropriate and prompt conclusion," Cobb told CNN on Tuesday. "It's much closer to the finish line than people realize. We're basically done here at the White House."

The end of this round of interviews goes along with Cobb's goal of cooperation with the Russia investigators in order to speed up the end of the probe, according to Politico.

Some have expressed doubt about Cobb's expectations.

"You say what you need to say to keep the sun coming up in the morning, but if you woke Ty Cobb up in the middle of the night and ask if he thinks this is really going to be over in three weeks, I think his answer is, ‘Are you ******* kidding me? Of course it won't," said a white-collar attorney who represents a senior Trump official in the probe, according to Politico.

"It's nonsensical. But it may be the most useful thing he can say to keep the president from going overboard and to keep the wheels on the bus," the attorney added.

Attorneys at the White House declined to name specific staff members that had been interviewed, but sources told Politico that they include former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, former press secretary Sean Spicer, White House communications director Hope Hicks, and White House counsel Don McGahn, according to Politico.

Cobb has said that he expects Mueller to exonerate the president by the end of the year, according to The Washington Post.

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Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, has finished interviews in his initial request of about two dozen current and former White House staff members, says White House attorney Ty Cobb, according to Politico.
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