Sarah Huckabee Sanders Won't Even Try to Defend Trump's Blatant Lie About 'Collusion'
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday refused to defend President Donald Trump's blatant lies about the Russia investigation, redirecting all questions to his personal attorneys.
The New York Times reported Monday night on a leaked list of questions that special counsel Robert Mueller's team has prepared for the president, and about a dozen relate to Trump's potential involvement in Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election — actions which are discussed under the umbrella term "collusion." Yet when Trump tweeted about the questions, he wrote:
So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were “leaked” to the media. No questions on Col… https://t.co/T2n7SAWgJp— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1525171650.0
This claim was absolutely false on its face.
Hallie Jackson of NBC News first pressed Sanders on the issue: "You made very clear that you didn't want to get into this list of questions for the New York Times, which is fine, but the president has tweeted about it, he's talked about how none of these questions relate to collusion. But that's not true; over a dozen of them do. We've talked about accuracy from the president in the past — why is he mischaracterizing these reports?"
Sanders said she wouldn't get into issues relating to the special counsel and directed further inquiries to the president's lawyers. So while the president takes to Twitter to spread obvious lies about public information, his chief communications official is refusing to take any responsibility for his false communications.
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