White House spokeswoman confirms special counsel interview

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Sanders says in a statement released Friday that she was "happy to voluntarily" sit for the interview.

    It was unclear when Sanders was interviewed but she says her boss, President Donald Trump, urged her to "fully cooperate."

    CNN was first to report on Sanders' interview.

    FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2013, as the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on the FBI. Mueller is nearing the end of his 12 years as head of the law enforcement agency that is conducting high-profile investigations of the Boston Marathon bombings, the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and leaks of classified government information. The committee's chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said when it comes to national security leaks, it's important to balance the need to protect secrecy with the need to let the news media do their job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Mueller is believed to be close to wrapping up his investigation into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government.

    Trump has denied collusion and has denounced the investigation as a political "witch hunt." Sanders has also used the "witch hunt" language to describe Mueller's inquiry.

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