Donald Trump Jr. And Russia Loom Over Camera-Free White House Press Briefing

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Calls for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Secretary of Everything Jared Kushner to be stripped of his security clearance is just another example of Democratic political rannygazoo, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted at Tuesday’s TV-without-the-pictures White House press briefing.

Ditto California Rep. Brad Sherman’s introduction of an article of impeachment against POTUS Trump, which Sanders called “a political game at its worst.”

Sanders was vague on details when asked about POTUS’ contact with Don Jr. since word broke over the weekend of the 2016 meeting between a Kremlin intermediary, Donald Jr, Kushner and then campaign chair Paul Manafort. She said she could only confirm they have talked “at some point over the last few days.”

Sanders had a tough time syncing up Don Jr.’s insistence that Dad knew nothing of the meeting with Trump Sr.’s position that the investigation into Russian tampering is a “witch hunt.”

And, it’s become a sort of parlor game at these camera-free press briefings to ask Sanders if President Trump considers Russia to be friend or foe. Today’s question came with an aside that his FBI director nominee Christopher Wray had testified earlier in the day that he considered Russia a country to be approached only very warily. Sanders dodged the question for a third day.

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