Theresa Caputo, wife of President Donald Trump, said on Monday she was not going to resign in the wake of her husband’s firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, adding she was “a good, faithful wife and a mother.”
In an interview with Fox News, Caputo said she has not had any problems with her husband, whom she met during his White House bid, but she said she was concerned about the timing of his firing.
“I’ve never been asked to resign.
I’ve been asked repeatedly to stay.
And if I did, I’d stay and serve my country,” Caputo told Fox News.
Caputo said her husband “did a great job” in his role as special counsel, but added, “He was a very capable prosecutor, and I think that he had a responsibility to do what he thought was right.”
“He was doing his job very well, and the American people deserve a fair hearing, a transparent process,” Capututo said.
“I don’t think anyone in the country deserves to be treated this way.”
She added, “[I]t’s not right that you can just fire a special counsel.
It’s not just about what’s happened.
It is a serious matter.
And I don’t see a way that’s right that could happen.”
She said that “I’m glad he’s here and I hope that he continues to do his job.”
“I think that, at the end of the day, the American public wants to know what is going on and what’s going to happen with Mueller, and that’s exactly what he’s going into this investigation, and he has the right to do that.
But at the same time, I think it is a very, very important thing that we get the truth,” Capucci said.
She added that “as a former prosecutor, that’s what I’m going to do, and as a president, that I’m willing to do.”
Trump has not said whether he plans to appoint a new special counsel or seek a new appointment of his own.
Mueller was appointed to oversee Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and potential ties to the Trump campaign.