Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says He Has No ‘Reason to Believe’ Trump Will Fire Mueller

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he doesn’t have any reason to believe President Donald Trump will fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

“I was at dinner last night with the President and Vice President. I haven’t heard anything about this, any firing,” Mnuchin told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning.

“I don’t have any reason to believe the President is going to do that,” Mnuchin later said, adding, “but that’s obviously up to him.”

The comments come after lawyers for Trump’s transition accused the special counsel of “unlawfully” obtaining tens of thousands of emails from the transition.

Mnuchin added Washington has to “get past this investigation.”

“It’s a giant distraction,” he said. “Nobody has said that in any way this impacted the election. … I think it should be over quickly, because I think there’s nothing there.”