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Sarah Sanders to Reporters: Russia Meeting Canceled Over Ukraine, Not Mueller

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders reaffirmed President Donald Trump‘s reasoning to cancel a previously expected meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina.

Trump canceled the face-to-face between the two leaders in a Tweet while aboard Air Force One en route to Buenos Aires.

Speaking to reporters, Sanders slammed special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation while dismissing Russian reports that the reason Trump canceled the meeting with Putin was because of domestic issues — namely, the guilty plea of Michael Cohen.

Sanders instead insisted the cancellation was a consequence of Russian aggression against Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait.

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