White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made it clear the American people will eventually know how widespread “wrongdoing” was at the Department of Justice during the investigation into Russian election interference.
Joining NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Sanders repeatedly pushed back on the suggestion that President Donald Trump may not accept the outcome of Attorney General William Barr’s probe into the origins of the Mueller investigation should he report no wrongdoing was committed.
“We already know that there was an outrageous amount of corruption that took place at the FBI. They leaked information. They lied. They were specifically working, trying to take down the president, trying to hurt the president. We’ll leave the final call up to the attorney general, and he’ll get to the bottom of it, but we think Americans deserve the truth.”
The press secretary continued on to say she’s “not going to get ahead” of what Barr’s conclusion will be, but argued that “we already know there was a high level of corruption that was taking place.”
“We already know about some wrongdoing. The president’s not wrong in that,” she said, “But he wants to know everything that happened and how far and how wide it went.”
Watch her comments below:
WATCH: Has Trump already made a judgment call on the outcome of the Barr investigation? #MTP@presssec Sarah Sanders: “We already know about some wrongdoing. The president's not wrong in that. But he wants to know everything that happened and how far and how wide it went.” pic.twitter.com/bWoVN8J6L9
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 26, 2019
When asked if the president expects criminal charges to be issued against any former or current DOJ officials, specifically former FBI Director James Comey, Sanders assured host Chuck Todd that “those people should certainly be held responsible.”
After Todd accused the president again of having already made up his own conclusions on the Mueller probe, Sanders fired back, “We already know, once again, that there was wrongdoing. Now we want to know how much there was.”
“I don’t think it’s crazy to want to know how far and how wide the corruption of the FBI was,” she added.
The press secretary’s interview comes after Barr tapped a prosecutor to investigate the origins of the Mueller probe, which many Republicans believe stemmed from an unconstitutional warrant issued as a result of the unverified Steele dossier.