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Reince Priebus: I was never concerned Trump would fire Mueller

When asked if McGahn ever expressed his concerns to Trump, Priebus gave a non-answer, and said, “not in particular.”

“I’m disputing it from my point of view,” Priebus added, “because I never heard that.”

When asked if he thought Trump was preparing to fire Mueller now, Priebus confidently replied, “No. Not at all.”

Priebus also denied any potential obstruction of justice by Trump, which has also been widely reported to be an aspect of Mueller’s investigation, due to the president’s abrupt firing of former FBI Director James Comey last May.

And I can just tell you I’ve never felt that there was some sort of collusion or some kind of obstruction situation going on in the West Wing. I never felt that,” Priebus explained. “And if there was ever anything at all that caused me any concern I would go to the White House Counsel’s office, we would talk about it and it would get resolved.

At the end of the interview, Priebus also made a ridiculous remark and said Trump did well with ethnic minorities in the country, specifically, black and Hispanic voters.

“I actually think he [Trump] is doing better. I think he did better with black voters and Hispanic voters in the election,” Priebus said.

Of course, the claim is dubious at best. In the 2016 election, while Trump did better with blacks and Hispanics than Mitt Romney did in 2012, overall turnout for black voters fell in the 2016 election, and support amongst black Americans has been low.

Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics

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