Sarah Huckabee Sanders Refuses To Answer Questions After Trump's No Good, Very Bad DayShe repeated a string of talking points in response to Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen's convictions.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly dodged questions on Wednesday about two of President Donald Trump’s former top associates becoming felons.
On Tuesday, a federal jury convicted Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, on eight counts, including tax evasion and money laundering. Nearly simultaneously, Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal attorney, pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws at the direction of Trump.
But when reporters asked if the extraordinary events spelled trouble for Trump, Huckabee Sanders trotted out the same talking point in response to a wide range of questions.
“The president has done nothing wrong, and there are no charges against him,” she said multiple times.
At one point, asked if Manafort and Cohen’s convictions disproved Trump’s claim that he hires “the best people,” Huckabee Sanders insisted that was not the case, because “the president has employed thousands of people in his lifetime and had incredible successes.”
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