Sarah Sanders Bemoans ‘Russia Fever’ at Briefing: ‘No One Cares About This Issue’
On whether White House has pressured the FBI and DOJ throughout the Trump presidency, Press Sec. says the only pressure has been to resolve probe so "everybody gets the Russia fever out of their system once and for all." https://t.co/KaIZCxqb8H pic.twitter.com/IM51vNmPAu
— ABC News (@ABC) January 29, 2018
Sarah Huckabee Sanders got flustered with the White House Press Pool today for their refusal to stop asking her questions about Russia.
As the press secretary fielded questions about Andrew McCabe‘s imminent departure from the government, she squared off with CNN’s Jim Acosta again when he brought up President Trump‘s attacks against the FBI deputy director. Acosta noted that Trump “applied pressure” to force McCabe out, and Sanders got snippy when she offered this response:
“The only thing he’s applied pressure to is to get it resolved so you guys and everyone else can focus on the things Americans actually care about. Making sure everybody gets the Russia fever out of their system once and for all, that you are all reminded once again there was no collusion, and that we can move forward to focus on things like national security, the economy, solving the immigration crisis that ef within our country.”
Our @margbrennan asks @PressSec if the president will address ongoing Russia probe in tomorrow’s address:
“No one cares about this issue and it is not the thing that keeps people up at night.” https://t.co/bjbQKpQEKm pic.twitter.com/LDh3tnj2fj
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 29, 2018
Later on, Sanders faced questions about the upcoming vote on whether to release the classified House intelligence memo that supposedly contains details about how the Justice Department and the FBI abused FISA to investigate the Trump campaign. The press secretary ended up getting exasperated again when she was asked if Trump will say anything about Russia during his State of the Union address tomorrow.
“We spend more time on that than any other topic despite the fact that time and time again, poll after poll, says that frankly no one cares about the issue and it’s not the thing that keeps people up at night. We’d love to talk about the things that do, and my guess is that will be the focus of the president’s State of the Union tomorrow.”
Watch above, via ABC and CBS.
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