The Associated Press is reporting that more than 30 White House staffers have been dismissed from their jobs in recent weeks, including at least seven White House staff members.
The AP’s count, which was obtained by Fox News, indicates that the number of staffers dismissed has reached more than 80.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Monday that the White House is still investigating the reports, and she added that she would have no comment on the AP report until it is “completely vetted.”
But a White House spokesperson said Tuesday that the AP’s report is inaccurate.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
The Associated News counted the number and the number added to the AP count, but it’s unclear how many staff members were fired in a single day.
The report does not include the number who were dismissed in a period during which there was an ongoing investigation.
It also did not provide details on when the investigation began.
Sanders said the administration is working to resolve the issue, and the AP did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday.
White Senate spokesman Jeff Yarber told Fox News that the Senate is aware of the AP article and is taking action.
“The Senate is looking into this,” Yarber said.
“As we’ve said before, this is something that the president will deal with.”
The White Senate did not have immediate comment Tuesday on the Associated Press report.
President Donald Trump has been the subject of widespread criticism in recent months over his handling of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump has defended himself against the accusations, and said he would not have fired former FBI Director James Comey if he had known about the probe.
He has also denied the reports and defended the investigation, saying it was “a very good man.”
In June, Trump fired Comey after saying he believed the bureau’s investigation was “fake news.”
The president has continued to attack the FBI and the Justice Department.
The FBI has declined to comment on any of the allegations.
Trump’s personal attorney, Ty Cobb, has defended the president’s decision to fire Comey, calling it “the right thing to do.”
Trump also fired former acting Attorney General Sally Yates in February after she warned the White, Senate and House Intelligence Committees that the Justice Bureau was in “danger” of being compromised by the Russians.
Yates resigned on Feb. 27 after it became public that she had asked the Justice and Homeland Security Departments to end the probe into Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials, which the White Senate had said was a violation of protocol.
The Justice Department has declined several requests for interviews about the investigation and has not responded to several questions from Fox News.