“I have said all along that Mueller should be allowed to take this investigation wherever it takes him and his team,” she said. “And I said that at the beginning and I repeat that, because I believe very, very firmly in that. And I think any efforts to thwart that are dangerous.

“If the investigation takes them to an additional turn that needs to be followed, I think this is what we’re asking for when we ask for an independent investigation,” she said. “That means that the president can’t meddle. That means that the attorney general can’t meddle. That means that the United States Senate can’t meddle, and I just firmly believe that they should be able to take it where it goes.”