White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed to CNN on Friday that she has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, the news network reported.
"The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them," Sanders said in response to a question from CNN.
The interview is one of the final known interviews by Mueller's team. It came around the same time as the special counsel interviewed former White House chief of staff John Kelly, well after a number of other senior officials, including former White House communications director Hope Hicks and former press secretary Sean Spicer, were brought in for questioning.
Though the specifics of her interview are unknown, CNN said Mueller was likely interested in “how Sanders composed statements she made on the podium defending the President regarding the Russia investigation.”
CNN reported last month that prosecutors appear to be examining Trump's public statements to determine whether anyone sought to influence other witnesses and cause other administration and former campaign officials to make false public statements.