White House spokesperson on call for special prosecutor in Russia probe: We’re not ‘there yet’


A White House spokesperson pushed back on calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s alleged interference in the presidential election, suggesting such talk is premature.

“I don’t think we’re there yet,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House’s deputy principal press secretary, told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. “Typically, you go through a congressional oversight review. We’re doing that. Let’s not go to the very end of the extreme. Let’s let this play out the way it should.

Stephanopoulos asked Huckabee Sanders about a top Republican’s call for an independent investigation of Russia’s alleged meddling in the election.

When Bill Maher on his show “Real Time” pressed GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California on whether President Trump‘s appointee as attorney general, Jeff Sessions, should investigate reports that members of…



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