President Donald Trump accused his enemies of 'evil' acts on Monday and demanded they be held accountable.
Trump said the people he's talking about know who they are hours after his press secretary suggested former FBI director James Comey and ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper be forced to testify on the special counsel probe.
'We've been through a period, we've had very bad things happen and those people are certainly to be looked at,' Trump said. 'They lied to Congress, and many of them you know who they are. They've done so many evil things.'
The president admitted minutes prior that he doesn't believe Robert Mueller personally acted in bad faith, despite his demonizing of the special counsel as a friend of Comey's with massive conflicts of interest.
He told a reporter asking if Mueller acted honorably, 'Yes he did.'
President Donald Trump accused his enemies of 'evil' acts on Monday and demanded they be held accountable
Trump suggested former FBI director James Comey and ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be forced to testify on the special counsel probe. He indicated he doesn't mean Robert Mueller, who acted honorably
The White House claimed Monday that the president 'wants full transparency' in the special counsel investigation and would be 'more than happy' to see the attorney general release Mueller's entire report.
'I don't think the president has any problem with it,' press secretary Sarah Sanders said on 'Today' on NBC News. 'He's more than happy for any of this stuff to come out because he knows exactly what did and what didn't happen and now frankly the rest of America knows.'
Asked by DailyMail.com if the White House's call for transparency extends to President Trump's written answers to the special counsel's questions, Sanders said he would leave the decision to Attorney General William Barr.
She said Trump has 'been clear about what he thinks should take place' but has said he will let Barr make his own determination. 'At the same time, we have to protect the office of the presidency,' she said.
'Because he was responding to questions that it turns out weren't particularly relevant or important to anything,' she said. 'There's no collusion, no obstructive conduct, no conspiracy, no indictments, nobody named Trump indicted.'
The White House claimed Monday that the president 'wants full transparency' in the special counsel investigation and would be 'more than happy' to see the attorney general release Robert Mueller's entire report
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway blitzed the morning shows on Monday. They spoke to White House reporters, as well
Appearing on Fox News immediately prior, Conway had advocated for the release of the FISA warrants obtained to spy on Trump associates in the Russian election meddling case.
'Let's see everything that attended to the FISA warrant. Let's see all the communications happening at the top levels of the FBI during the Obama Administration, and getting that 'insurance policy,' deriding the Trump voters and the rest of us as filthy Walmart shoppers and all of the other slights, all the snark and bark from the elitist intellectual snobs. Let's see it. Let's let it all hang out.'
His advisers' enthusiasm for a public accounting of the probe that Trump incessantly slammed as a 'witch hunt' does not extend to the president's written answers to the special counsel in lieu of an interview.
Conway told reporters at the White House afterward 'that is really up to the attorney general' to decide what to release. 'You can't just abracadabra your way into what's into the report.
She blasted the probe as a 'fishing