Now Vice President Pence joins his boss Donald Trump and other White House officials in a pointed message to Robert Mueller: Finish the job.
“In the interest of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up,” Pence told NBC News in an interview broadcast Thursday. “And I would very respectfully encourage the Special Counsel and his team to bring their work to completion.”
Of course, one hold-up: Trump refuses to testify before Mueller.
Trump and his attorneys have so far refused to provide testimony, saying they want specific time limits and limited questions. The standoff could lead to a Mueller subpoena that Trump would likely challenge in court.
A subpoena fight would further delay Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and claims that Trump sought to obstruct justice during the investigation.