On Monday, during a press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to shy away from Russia-Trump related questions but was confronted by CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Acosta began by asking Sanders if she believed Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort should fully cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.
“Getting back to Paul Manafort, would the president recommend that Mr. Manafort… offer full cooperation to the special counsel’s office?” Acosta asked.
Sanders nervously refused to give a straight answer.
“We can only speak to what our role is in that process. Not only has the president but the entire administration has been fully cooperative with the special counsel’s office, providing hours and hours of sit-downs as well as over 4 million pages in documents. We continue to be cooperative, but we also know that there was no collusion and we’re ready for this to wrap up,” she said.
Acosta decided to break the new rules and ask a follow-up question about Saudi Arabia’s murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
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