Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has already yielded numerous indictments and convictions, with the more prominent scalps being those of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, and Trump’s longtime fixer and attorney Michael Cohen. While the president still insists the probe is nothing more than a partisan witch hunt, the evidence of widespread wrongdoing and criminality continues to pile up.
Now, CNN is reporting an interesting wrinkle to the investigation. Mueller’s team has interviewed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them,” Sanders told CNN.
The interview appears to be one of the final ones conducted by the Mueller team as they prepare to wind down their probe and release their findings. While it’s still not clear what exactly investigators discussed with Huckabee Sanders, CNN suspects that the questions may have revolved around her defenses of President Trump made from the White House podium. It’s conceivable that some of the misinformation and obfuscation tactics employed by her and those around her constituted obstruction of justice.
Regardless of whether or not Huckabee Sanders gets off the hook for her part in facilitating and protecting the most corrupt, destructive presidential administration in American history, her legacy has been secured. It cannot be stressed enough how much she has contributed to the undermining of our democratic foundations and fostered delusions and distrust in the press by supporting Trump’s war against the First Amendment. She will be remembered as a vile liar, a woman who chose careerism over the good of her country, who sold her soul for access and influence.