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News Wednesday, May 10 2017

Sanders Questions: White House Cover Up Edition

May 10, 2017

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders needs to get a couple things straight before taking questions this afternoon.

In an interview this morning, she repeated her mystifying statement that it’s time to move on from Russia because she claims “everyone has looked into this and everybody comes to the same conclusion.” Nothing could be further from the truth:

  • The former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, whom she, the President, and the White House cite nonstop, said he could not rule out the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia because he was not aware of the FBI investigation.
  • Investigations by the FBI, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, the House Oversight Committee, and the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism are far from over.

American Bridge Rapid Response Director Emily Aden calls on White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to answer the following questions: 

1. What is the White House covering up?

1a. On what three occasions did Director Comey tell President Trump he wasn’t under investigation?

1b. Wouldn’t it be obstruction of justice for President Trump to request any such update from Director Comey on an ongoing FBI investigation into his own campaign?

1c. Did President Trump send his former private head of security Keith Schiller deliver the termination notice to the FBI to intimidate the agency?

1d. How did Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommend firing Director Comey when he’s supposed to be recused from any investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia as well as any investigation about Hillary Clinton?

1e. Can you say unequivocally that the timing of Director Comey’s firing had nothing to do with grand jury subpoenas delivered to Michael Flynn’s associates?

1f. Who in the White House directed the Department of Justice to draft a letter providing a rationale for firing Director Comey as reports indicate occurred? Or was it President Trump himself?

Published: May 10, 2017

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