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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump Won’t Interfere in Release of Mueller Report

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that Trump would not interfere in Attorney General William Barr’s decision about releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report to Congress and the public. “If he did it the other way, you guys would go crazy,” Sanders told reporters on the White House driveway, according to a tweet from CBS News reporter Mark Knoller. “He’s following the process and we’ll see what happens.” She did note, however, that she’s confident that the report will vindicate President Trump from allegations of colluding with Russia. “We feel good about the fact that what we’ve said all along for the last two years will be clear,” she said. It’s not yet clear when Mueller will submit his report to the Justice Department—but recent reports suggest it could arrive in the coming weeks. Sanders also touched on the bombshell allegation that Trump’s Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta acted illegally while prosecuting Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking case, telling reporters that “we’re looking into” the “very complicated” case.