White House officials are "very concerned" about reports suggesting that team members of special lawyer Robert Mueller may have been politically biased against President Trump, press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday.
"I think so" I have seen some reports that certainly cause great concern and we hope that they will be investigated, "Sanders told reporters at the White House.
His comment came days after the New York Times and other media reported that Mueller had reassigned Peter Strzok, a senior FBI investigator, during the summer in response to the discovery that Strzok had sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague.
The news that a politically biased investigator had spent months working on the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections – as well as the investigation of Hillary Clinton's e-mails – generated more criticism of Mueller's research, and Trump's allies have long argued that the decision to Mueller's hiring of some lawyers who had donated to Democrats undermined the credibility of the investigation.
Press reports suggested on Tuesday that Mueller's team issued a subpoena to a bank potentially related to Trump's personal finances. he noted that the president's lawyer had called the reports "completely false."
"We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources," Sanders said.
The White House press secretary called speculation that immediately after those example reports "the media go too far, too fast".