As Mueller’s Russia Probe Closes In, Trump Govt Points at Clinton
The US White House today claimed that there is clear evidence that former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton colluded with Russia to spread misinformation about President Donald Trump.
At the same time, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders strongly refuted any reports of the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russians.
She was responding to a volley of questions on the surrender of Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, who has been indicted on 12 counts by a special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference into last year's presidential elections.
Today’s announcement has nothing to do with the president, 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.Sarah Sanders, White House Secretary
She was speaking at the news conference which was solely dominated by the surrender of Manafort and his business associate Richard Gates.
George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy advisor to the Trump Campaign, has also pleaded guilty to the FBI about his contacts with a professor connected with the Russian government officials.
Papadopoulos' guilty plea, she said, has nothing to do with the activities of the campaign.
“Most of them took place well before the campaign ever even existed," she asserted.
Ruling out changing the special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI Director, at this time, she said she hoped that the investigations would conclude soon.
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