White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday accused Democrats who are threatening to issue a subpoena for special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's full report of being "sore losers."
"They will never be satisfied. They’re sore losers," Sanders told reporters on the White House driveway. "They lost in 2016. They lost because they tried to convince all of America of something we all knew was untrue: that the president had colluded with Russia.
"It was a total lie then. It is a total lie now," she continued. "And they continue to lose on this issue. At some point, they have to decide that they’re ready to move on like the rest of America."
Sanders's comments echoed those of President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE, who has in recent days tweeted disapprovingly of Democratic leaders who have vowed to press for Mueller's full report and its underlying evidence.
She added that Trump has not yet been briefed on Mueller's report.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are scheduled to vote Wednesday on authorizing a subpoena to compel the release of Mueller’s full report and the underlying evidence to Congress.
Trump has maintained that he has "nothing to hide" and that he will allow Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMeadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on Bannon's subpoena snub sets up big decision for Biden DOJ MORE to make the final determination on releasing the report. Barr has said he expects to be able to deliver a public version by mid-April after he removes classified information and grand jury material.
But the president has in recent days expressed frustration over Democratic efforts to secure additional documents related to the report.
"There is no amount of testimony or document production that can satisfy Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerAll eyes on Garland after Bannon contempt vote Photos of the Week: Manchin protestor, Paris Hilton and a mirror room Fight breaks out between Jordan, Nadler over rules about showing video at Garland hearing MORE or Shifty Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffAll eyes on Garland after Bannon contempt vote House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Manchin heatedly dismisses rumors of leaving Democratic Party MORE. It is now time to focus exclusively on properly running our great Country!" he tweeted Tuesday morning, referencing the chairmen of the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees, respectively.
On Monday, he tweeted that no amount of information would ever "be good enough" for "the crazed Democrats."
There is no amount of testimony or document production that can satisfy Jerry Nadler or Shifty Adam Schiff. It is now time to focus exclusively on properly running our great Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2019
No matter what information is given to the crazed Democrats from the No Collusion Mueller Report, it will never be good enough. Behind closed doors the Dems are laughing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2019
Barr said in a four-page summary of Mueller's main findings that the special counsel's investigation did not conclude that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government. Barr added that Mueller had neither exonerated Trump nor concluded that the president obstructed justice. The attorney general said he and another top Justice Department official decided not to charge the president.
Democrats have asserted that Mueller's full report must be made public, and that Barr's summary alone is not sufficient to draw conclusions about any wrongdoing.
Trump, meanwhile, has used Barr's summary to declare "complete vindication." Republicans have largely echoed that message, but many in the GOP have said they'd like to see the full report made public.