White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was calling the shots and taking names this Tuesday morning! Her father, former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee, would have been proud of the way his little girl handled those hostile liberal reporters.
Sanders was in rare form as she held a press briefing to dispute reports that special counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed President Trump’s bank records Tuesday morning.
The speculation at the White House press conference comes on the heels of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty last week to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians.
Check it out, per The Hill:
“We confirmed that the news reports [that] the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records related to the president are completely false,” Sanders said during the daily press briefing.
“No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources. I think this is another example of the media going too far and too fast and we don’t see it going in that direction,” she said.
“I’m not going to get into hypothetical situations and try to determine everything that could happen,” she said. “We know it hasn’t happened up until this point and that the reports out were totally false and again the media got ahead of their skis a little bit, pushing and driving that story that wasn’t true.”
Reuters cited an unnamed official and reported earlier Tuesday that Mueller’s team had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank. The President is believed to have a line of credit with that institution and has reportedly conducted tens of millions of dollars in transactions there.
Sanders again reiterated that those reports are false. She confirmed this is just another example of the news media getting something wrong in the frenzy to report on the Russia probe.
Since the beginning of President Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election, there has been a lot of coverage related to the his finances and his tax returns specifically. The liberal mainstream media has made a mountain out of a molehill and tried to make Trump’s private financial records something sinister.
The President is a business man with holdings all over the world. His debt, his taxes, and his portfolio are his business and their private nature allow him a negotiating advantage. You don’t always show your hand and there are times when you keep your cards close to your chest.
What do you think of the way Sarah Huckabee Sanders handled the press? Is she doing a good job?
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