The latest scandal to engulf the White House came to light this week when the FBI said it was investigating the office of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway.
The bureau also announced that it is conducting a “civil rights investigation” of Conway and former deputy chief of staff Reince Priebus.
Both have resigned from their posts.
Conway and Priebus, along with others in the Trump administration, are under investigation for potential ties to Russia, which has been accused of interfering in the 2016 election.
The FBI is also looking into whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, and whether he obstructed the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
This week, the president himself admitted to obstruction of justice during an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.
He said he would not say who told him he was not under investigation, but that he is “going to fire everybody that did that.”
“It’s time to move on and get on with our lives,” Trump said.
“Nobody should be under investigation.”
CNN is reporting that the FBI is investigating the possibility that Trump obstructs the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the election.
On Monday, Trump tweeted: “The Russia investigation is a total hoax that was started by Democrats to delegitimize my presidency!”
“I am very disappointed in my friend Reince,” Conway said on “Meet the Press” on Monday.
“Reince has been a great friend of mine.
And I think he’s going to get a lot of credit for that.”
Conway said that she “didn’t do anything wrong,” but that she and Priebus are not allowed to speak with the press.
“It would be so bad if that was true,” she said.
But Conway did say that she did not know the White Repubs’ names when they first got the job.
She added that they would “probably do a good job.”
“We were all really happy to be here,” she told Todd.
“And the people of the United States are proud of us.”
She also told Todd that she had a “nice” time working in the White house, including meeting with the president and his family.
She also said that “there was no malice” to her firing.
“I didn’t do something wrong.
I didn’t think she was a bad person.
She was a really nice woman,” Conway told Todd, saying she didn’t know Priebus was under investigation until recently.
The White House said in a statement that Conway has “not done anything wrong.”
“The President is relieved to learn that she has been terminated,” the statement said.
The president’s spokeswoman Sarah Sanders also issued a statement: “We are aware of the reports of her termination and are in the process of assessing the facts of this situation.
The President has no knowledge of this and has nothing to do with it.
She has been removed from the team.
It is the President’s preference that the matter be referred to the Department of Justice for possible charges.”
Priebus, who was fired as White House chief of work product and communications in March, has not responded to a request for comment.
A former campaign aide told CNN on Monday that Conway was fired by the president on February 16.
“We had this very intense exchange of messages on Feb. 16, 2017, after Kellyann had been fired.
The exchange was that she was not happy with the way we were doing things.
She said that Kellyannds actions were not appropriate and she was going to fire her,” the source told CNN.
“The conversation about Kellyannns actions took place on the phone.
We don’t know who the president was talking to.”