Pence tells Mueller it’s time to wrap up Russia probe

Pence tells Mueller it’s time to wrap up Russia probe

[Ed. – Mueller had more than enough time to make a case.]

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that he believes it’s time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and other potential misdeeds by people in President Donald Trump‘s orbit.

‘In the interests of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up,’ Pence told NBC News in an airplane hangar following the return home of three Americans who had been held prisoner by North Korea.

Pence said the Trump administration has ‘fully cooperated’ with Mueller’s probe, including turning over more than 1 million documents. But he wouldn’t respond to a question about whether he agrees with the president that the entire case is a ‘hoax.’

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Trump has called the investigation a ‘witch hunt’; his outside counsel, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has called on the Justice Department to put an end to the probe.

‘I would very respectfully encourage the special counsel and his team to bring their work to completion,’ Pence added Thursday.

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