Sarah Sanders Bashes CNN Over Stone Arrest
Stone faces seven counts – including obstruction, witness tampering, and lying to Congress.
White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly put distance between the president and Stone in a combative interview on CNN.
Per The Hill:
“This has nothing to do with the president and certainly nothing to do with the White House,” Sanders said on CNN. “This is something that has to do solely with that individual.”
Sanders downplayed Stone as “somebody who has been a consultant for dozens of Republican presidents and candidates and members of Congress,” even though he had been known to speak frequently with Trump after leaving his campaign in 2015.
Speaking to reporters later at the White House, Sanders bristled at the notion that Trump’s support for Stone encouraged the political operative to commit the alleged crimes.
“That is probably one of the more ridiculous and insulting questions to accuse the president of the United States of asking someone to break the law. That is — frankly, it's just insulting and it's just not true,” she said.