It was revealed today that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed by Robert Mueller’s special counsel’s office for an interview.
The news was originally reported by CNN and confirmed later in the day via a statement from Sanders:
‘The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them.’
At the time of the reporting, CNN made it clear that it is widely unknown what questions and concerns were raised the interview, yet Sander’s previous public statements on the Russia investigation likely came up at some point.
In particular, her comments from the past on the president’s role in creating the infamous statement from Don Jr., regarding the Trump Tower meeting.
‘As Mueller wraps up his Russia probe, one focus of investigators has been conflicting public statements by President Donald Trump and his team that could be seen as an effort to obstruct justice, according to people familiar with the investigation.’
Per CNN, Sanders interview took place around the same time that the special counsel interviewed former White House chief of staff John Kelly, but well after the interviews of former White House communications director Hope Hicks and former press secretary Sean Spicer.
It is also now known that initially, the White House did not agree to grant the special counsel access, via interview, with Sanders.
If there are any clues into how laid back Sarah Sanders questioning may have been, John Kelly’s narrow set of questions could hold the key.
Also, per CNN:
‘prosecutors appear to be examining Trump’s public statements to determine whether anyone sought to influence other witnesses and cause other administration and former campaign officials to make false public statements, like that of comments made by the president on air force one in the summer of 2017.
At that time, Sanders said of Don Jr.’s comments:
‘The statement that Don Jr. issued is true.
‘There’s no inaccuracy in the statement. The President weighed in as any father would, based on the limited information that he had.’
Sarah Sanders has constantly lied to the American people and has repeatedly insisted that she’s an ‘honest person,’ so the depth of her true honesty, actual reliability and even general credibility in her participation with Mueller’s team is unlikely.
CNN states that Peter Carr, spokesman for the special counsel’s office was asked for comment, but declined.
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