Raw Story reports:
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.”
“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?”
CNN’s @JohnBerman: Did the President direct someone to have Roger Stone reach out to WikiLeaks?
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders: I’m not an attorney.
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) January 25, 2019
Sarah Sanders on CNN says the Roger Stone indictment has “nothing to do with the president” which is definitely not a lie at all pic.twitter.com/KSTZS7bhvR
— Melanie Schmitz (@MelsLien) January 25, 2019
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 25, 2019
“This has nothing to do with the President and certainly nothing to do with the White House,” says @PressSec., on CNN, first WH reaction to indictment and arrest of longtime Trump associate Roger Stone.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 25, 2019
Sarah Sanders on CNN just now responding to Stone indictment: “The president did nothing wrong. There was no collusion on his part.” Note that: “on his part”
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) January 25, 2019
.@JohnBerman: “Did the President direct someone to contact Roger Stone about stolen emails?”@PressSec: “The specific charges that have been brought against Mr. Stone don’t have anything to do with the President.”
— New Day (@NewDay) January 25, 2019