Sarah Sanders Is Now Trying To ‘Protect Herself’ As She Could Be Next In The Hot Seat
This morning, just moments after former Trump associate Roger Stone was indicted, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed on the breaking news. But as expected, she refused to answer the questions.
CNN host Jim Sciutto wondered why she hadn’t answered many of the questions posed to her.
“Our colleague John Berman pressed her repeatedly and said ‘did the president encourage a senior campaign aide to reach out to Wikileaks’,” Sciutto said. “She didn’t answer the question.”
Co-host Poppy Harlow agreed that Sanders’ frequent evasions were “telling.”
Berman had asked “really direct questions about the president and what he knew about communications Roger Stone, a confidante of his for decades, had with Wikileaks about getting stolen information to hurt Hillary Clinton,” she said. “There was a lot that she didn’t answer.”
Sciutto said that the questions that were asked to Sanders should “have been an easy one to answer definitively.”
“It raises the question here: does she know for sure? Is she perhaps protecting herself if it turns out that the president was involved in those communications, right, and [she] finds out later?” he asked. “This is a situation we have been with before with White House spokespeople when the truth comes out later after denials in the first instance.”
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