Sanders: Mueller probe a ‘hoax and a waste of time’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday called special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay Trump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts MORE's ongoing investigation into possible ties between President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE's campaign and Russia "a hoax and a waste of time."

"We’d all be a lot better off if ... Congress and the special counsel could come to the same conclusion that the rest of America has — that this is a hoax and a waste of time," Sanders said on "Fox & Friends."

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Mueller's probe has led to indictments or guilty pleas for 32 people and three Russian companies.

Mueller has charged four former Trump campaign aides — Michael Flynn, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortHow to shut down fake Republican outrage over 'spying' on Trump DOJ backs ex-Trump campaign aide Richard Gates's probation request Former FBI general counsel wants apology from Trump MORE, Richard Gates and George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosHow to shut down fake Republican outrage over 'spying' on Trump Five takeaways on Horowitz's testimony on Capitol Hill DOJ watchdog: Durham said 'preliminary' FBI Trump probe was justified MORE — though none of the charges are related to misconduct by the president's campaign.

Trump has continued to decry Mueller's investigation as a "hoax" and a "witch hunt," though Mueller last week indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for conspiring to influence the 2016 election by hacking Democratic organizations and individuals.

Members of the GOP have split with Trump regarding Mueller's investigation. Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyTrey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor Five landmark moments of testimony to Congress Conway spars with Wallace on whether White House will cooperate with impeachment inquiry after formal vote MORE (R-S.C.) last week said he doesn't believe Mueller's investigation is a "witch hunt." 

Documents released on Saturday revealed that the FBI was probing former Trump aide Carter Page for possible links to Russia and used the so-called Steele dossier in part to obtain surveillance warrants on Page.

The agency concluded that Russia was trying to recruit Page to sow discord on U.S. soil.

Trump on Monday blasted the "Fake Dirty Dossier," an opposition research compilation partially funded by former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNo, the polls aren't wrong — but you have to know what to look for How to shut down fake Republican outrage over 'spying' on Trump More than 200,000 Wisconsin voters will be removed from the rolls MORE's campaign, which alleges ties between Trump and the Kremlin. Trump and GOP lawmakers have repeatedly decried the dossier as false, and have extended the criticism to the documents about Page.

Officials, however, told the court they found the information to be “credible.” The warrant application was based on additional information and not just the dossier.