‘Completely untrue’: White House denies Trump was involved in fake Fox News article about Seth Rich
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday denied that President Donald Trump was involved in the publication of a debunked Fox News article about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich.
“The president had no knowledge of the story and it’s completely untrue that he or the White House [had] involvement in the story,” she said at a press briefing, according to The Hill.
“Beyond that, this is ongoing litigation and I’d refer you to the actual parties involved, which are not the White House.”
A lawsuit filed Tuesday by former D.C. detective Rod Wheeler alleged that Trump personally reviewed the report before it was published on May 15.