Sarah Sanders Fires Back When Asked About the Indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

| OCT 30, 2017 | 6:44 PM

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During Monday's White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked what President Donald Trump's administration's response was to former campaign chairman Paul Manafort surrendering to the FBI earlier that day and if they had plans to fire Robert Mueller from the special counsel.

After news broke about Manafort going to the FBI's headquarters, Trump sent a series of tweets asking why the special counsel was not looking into whether Hillary Clinton and her campaign colluded with Russia.

Sanders made it clear the administration has no plans to fire Mueller and reiterated that it appears the Clinton campaign was involved in shady activity.

“Today’s announcement has nothing to do with the president. It has nothing to do with the president’s campaign or campaign activity. The real collusion scandal, as we've said several times before, has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS and Russia,” she said.

“There's clear evidence of the Clinton campaign colluding with Russian intelligence to spread disinformation and smear the president to influence the election. We've been saying from day one there's been no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, and nothing in the indictment today changes that at all,” she concluded.

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