Sarah Sanders defends Trump's 'deep state Justice Department' tweet: 'Obviously' he doesn't mean entire DOJ
Sarah Huckabee Sanders (CNN/screen grab)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Hucakbee Sanders on Tuesday defended her boss President Donald Trump and his assertion that the Justice Department was part of the "deep state" government apparatus trying to undermine him.

"Crooked Hillary Clinton's top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols," Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning. "She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept. must finally act? Also on Comey & others."

"Does this administration believe that the deep state is a real thing?" AP reporter Julie Pace asked Sanders at Tuesday's press conference. "Is this shadow government out there actively plotting to sabotage him."

"The president finds some of those actions very disturbing," Sanders replied. "And he wants to make sure that if there is an issue, that it is looked at."

"Does he believe the entire justice department and it's more than 100,000 employees are part of this deep state?" Pace pressed.

"Obviously he doesn't believe the entire Justice Department is part of that," Sanders said.

Watch the video below from CNN.