“I would be shocked if he would agree to that.”
“The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president…”
“I hope you can let this go.”
Moment of truth.
“I had a fun idea in the middle of the night.”
“The outcome of the inquiry, and whether it is ongoing, wasn’t clear…”
What the heck is going on over there?
“Politically speaking, the administration has won. They ran out the clock.”