Spicer on Cohen Raid: Trump Should Let Mueller Probe ‘Play Out’ – ‘It’s Not About Him’
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the federal raid on Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s home and office shows the Russia probe continues to focus on people other than the president.
Spicer warned Trump to “let the process play out” when it comes to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the president and Russia.
“I’d urge the president to listen to his counsel,” Spicer said. “The investigation continues to not focus on him or [on] collusion.”
Spicer said Trump should not worry about speaking about the actions of other subjects of the probe, like Cohen and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Spicer said the president should stay “focused on governing the country.”
But, the Rhode Island native said the act of raiding the home of a personal attorney of the president of the United States, plus Trump’s response, “is an escalation on both fronts.”
“The words [Trump] chose to express his feelings definitely raised the stakes,” he said.