NBC’s Peter Alexander to Sanders in Stunning Briefing Exchange: ‘Does the President Believe That He is Above the Law?’

At a forum in which so many shocking, previously unfathomable questions have been posed over the past 18 months, NBC’s Peter Alexander, on Monday, asked one which might rank as the most stunning of all.

“Does the president believe that he is above the law?” Alexander asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the daily Briefing.

Sanders received the question with a poker face, and answered calmly.

“Certainly not,” Sanders said. “The president hasn’t done anything wrong.”

Alexander followed up.

“I guess the question is: Does the president believe the Framers envisioned a system where the president could pardon himself — where he could be above the law?”

“Certainly the Constitution very clearly lays out the law,” Sanders said — without elaborating. “Once again the president hasn’t done anything wrong. And we feel comfortable in that front.”

The NBC White House correspondent found no clarity in the response from Sanders, and pressed.

“Does the president believe he is above the law?” He asked

“Certainly, no one is above the law,” the press secretary said.

Alexander tried to pursue his line of inquiry, but was thwarted by Sanders in a heated exchange.

The question, of course, was prompted by comments made Sunday by President Donald Trump‘s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani — in which the former New York City Mayor stated that Trump “probably does” have the power to pardon himself.

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