White House encourages FBI to complete probe

May 10, 2017 - 1:59 pm

(AP) - White House wants the FBI to complete its investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election.  

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday we encourage them to complete investigation'' so that it will be proven that "there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.''  

Sanders said the White House does not think appointing a special prosecutor is necessary.  

President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, amid an investigation into Russian ties to the Trump campaign and meddling in the 2016 election.

Sanders said President Donald Trump is meeting with Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe later Wednesday in the aftermath of his firing of FBI director James Comey.  

She added that the president will be discussing morale at the FBI. She says that rank-and-file employees of the FBI had lost faith in Comey's leadership.  

Sanders said Trump is willing to make a personal appearance at FBI headquarters if he feels that's necessary and appropriate.  

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