President Trump’s legal team is standing by its prediction that a central part of the probe into Russia’s election meddling will conclude quickly.
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow reasserted in an interview Monday with The Wall Street Journal that the parts of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe involving Trump would end soon, though he did not mention specific dates.
“I know we, collectively, the lawyers, are looking forward to an expeditious wrapping up of this matter,” Sekulow told the Journal.
A spokesman for Mueller’s team declined to comment for the newspaper’s report.
Experts have said it is unlikely that the special counsel’s probe will wrap up anytime soon, given the scope of the investigation that has reached into the upper echelons of the White House.
Mueller’s team has brought charges against four individuals in the Russia probe, most recently Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty on Dec. 1 to lying to the FBI.
Flynn made a deal to cooperate with federal investigators examining allegations of collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia during the 2016 election.
Trump’s lawyer weighed in on the probe Monday as the president celebrated Christmas at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla.
Over the weekend, Trump ratcheted up his feud with FBI leadership, swiping at Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former FBI Director James Comey.
In one tweet, Trump appeared to weigh in on a Washington Post report that said McCabe planned to retire in the coming months after receiving his full pension benefits.