White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday claimed during an interview with CNN’s John Berman that the arrest and indictment of longtime Trump ally Roger Stone shouldn’t be seen as incriminating toward President Donald Trump.
Even though Stone was indicted for lying about efforts to help Trump’s campaign by getting into contact with WikiLeaks, Sanders said that the arrest “has nothing to do with the president.”
Sanders also tried to deflect questions of whether getting a heads-up about future WikiLeaks releases constituted trying to coordinate with the organization to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
Specifically, Sanders argued that CNN and other news organizations have also reported about WikiLeaks information dumps and asked if “CNN is guilty” of conspiring with the Russian government for reporting stories about them.
“Outlets like yours, CNN spent a significant time looking for information on Wikileaks and also reporting on it,” she said. “Does that mean CNN is guilty of collusion?”
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"No question, this sounds a bit unusual," he said. "I mean typically even with this White House, we've gotten plenty of notice in the past that the president was going to be getting a physical exam, that it was going to take place at Walter Reed, which, it has in the past. Everyone institution-wide received noticed, and it doesn't seem like that happened in this case."
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President Donald Trump attacked her as a "Never Trumper" on Twitter Sunday, despite her work for the Trump adminsitration.