Sarah Sanders Says White House Was Not Involved in McCabe Departure Decision


Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced an avalanche of questions on Monday in light of the developing news that Andrew McCabe will soon be leaving his position FBI deputy director.

The circumstances of McCabe’s departure are not yet clear, though President Trump has publicly expressed ire against him for months, and McCabe is frequently cited as one of the key players in the tensions between the White House and the FBI. As such, the press secretary was asked if the Trump Administration had a reaction to the news, and whether the president was personally involved in McCabe’s ouster.

“None of this decision was made by the White House,” Sanders said. “The president stands by his previous comments, but in terms of the situation today, we have seen reports as all of you have. We don’t have any specific comments.”

Sanders continued to refer questions about McCabe to the FBI, but she continued to face inquiries about the level of involvement Trump might’ve had on today’s events.

At one point she said that “the President wasn’t part of this decision-making process.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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