Since the Russia probe launched, there have been a series of suggestions from Democrats that President Donald Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
Some of the most recent comments include this one from Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), who said:
“The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week. And on Dec. 22, when we are out of D.C., he was going to fire Robert Mueller."
On Wednesday, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) took to the Senate floor to imply that the president could fire Mueller.
“Any attempt by this president to remove special counsel Mueller from his position or to pardon key witnesses in any effort to shield them from accountability or shut down the investigation would be a gross abuse of power and a flagrant violation of executive branch responsibilities and authorities,” said Warner, according to CNN.
During an interview with Fox News's Bill Hemmer, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders put those rumors to rest.
"I want to be very clear and make sure that I address Sen. Warner's concern for the 1,000th time: We have no intentions of firing Bob Mueller.
We are continuing to work closely and cooperate with him. We look forward to seeing this hoax wrap up very soon."
Then Sanders took some big swings at the Democrats for their relentless attacks on the president. “We think that it is just further evidence that the Democrats have no plan. They have no agenda. They have nothing to talk to about other than attacking this president,” she said. “While they've been focused on Russia, this president has been focused on America.”
She even threw out a suggestion for a New Year's resolution for Democrats to think about.
You can watch her comments in the video below.