White House Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has come under heat this week for dodging reporters questions.
Sanders sat down with CNN’s Chris Cuomo to air her side of the story. She spent her interview segment critiquing reporters and Democrats. During her interview she mainly relied on her same response she gives reporters during the press briefings.
“I answered this question on Monday. I answered it on Tuesday, and I’m going to answer it the same way today, and you’re probably not going to like it anymore,” Sanders said. “But this is a legal matter and the appropriate individuals to answer questions on a legal matter are the outside counsel. And I would direct you to them.”
She said that just because people don’t like the answer does not mean she will change her answers.
“I answered it and you don’t like the answer. There’s a big difference between me answering it and you not liking the answer.”
Sanders went into a rant about how she is an “honest” person. After that, Sanders said that Democrats will have to make a choice between America and President Trump.
“The Democrats no longer have a message… Democrats are going to have to decide at some point… that they hate this President more than they love this country.”
Sanders then said she wasn’t worried about credibility.
“I’m very comfortable with my credibility, and the fact that I think by sitting here right now and taking questions from you shows the type of person I am. It shows my effort to provide information. And frankly, to be in an environment that’s not exactly friendly, that’s not exactly one that I think a lot of people in my position would come and sit in. And I think that speaks a lot to my credibility,” she said.
Chilean military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force
A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after it took off from the country's south for a base in Antarctica and is presumed to have crashed, authorities have said.
Seventeen of those on board the C-130 aircraft were crew and the others were passengers, Chile's air force said Monday.
The plane is believed to have crashed and "all national and international air and maritime means available in the area are continuing the search (for survivors) in the sector where communications were lost with the aircraft," it added in a statement Tuesday.
Two impeachment articles expected against President Trump: reports
Democrats are expected to announce on Tuesday two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, US media reported Monday evening, after laying out their case at a hearing against a president they branded a "clear and present danger" to national security.
The articles will focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, The Washington Post said, citing three official familiar with the matter.
It added that the full House of Representatives would vote on the articles next week, ahead of a trial in the Senate.
CNN said a third article on obstruction of justice was still being debated, and the network's sources cautioned that plans were still being finalized.
Ambassador McFaul ‘shocked’ Trump invited Sergey Lavrov back to the Oval Office: ‘What are they thinking?’
Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul repeatedly said he was shocked that President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday.
McFaul was interviewed Monday evening by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC "The Last Word," where he contrasted how Trump is treating the Russian government of President Vladimir Putin to the Ukrainian government of President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"Ambassador McFaul, I want to get your reaction to the Russian foreign minister meeting tomorrow at the White House, in the Oval Office, with President Trump," O'Donnell said. "That's his second time. President Zelinsky still hasn't gotten that meeting and Donald trump apparently, apparently may be voted articles of impeachment in committee this week because of his interactions with President Zelensky."