White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday argued that Congress should end its investigations into President Donald Trump because special counsel Robert Mueller declined to indict him.
Conway made the remarks while speaking to reporters outside the White House.
“The president isn’t saying they don’t have the right [to investigate],” Conway explained, sounding annoyed. “The president is saying that the Mueller report is the definitive, conclusive non-partisan investigation that was funded by taxpayers.”
“So what else is there to know?” she continued. “And what else is there to see? And we all know if director Mueller and his investigators wanted to or felt that it was right to indict, they would have done that.”
When a reporter noted that Mueller had left Trump’s punishment to Congress, Conway disagreed.
“That’s your interpretation of it,” she snapped. “He had every opportunity to indict and declined to indict. Investigators investigate and they decide to indict, they refer indictment or they decline indictment. That’s the way the process works.”
In fact, Mueller’s team was barred from indicting the president by Justice Department policies.
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