White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has claimed that Roger Stone's recent arrest by the FBI has nothing to do with the president.
Speaking to CNN, Trump loyalist Sanders said the following:
“This has nothing to do with the president and certainly nothing to do with the White House. This is something that has to do solely with that individual.”
She referred to Stone as “somebody who has been a consultant for dozens of Republican presidents and candidates and members of Congress."
Stone has been indicted in connection with the release of Democratic emails stolen by Russia and published by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.
Sanders claims to have no knowledge of Mueller's report:
“I haven’t read this document. I’m not an attorney. I’m not going to be able to get into the weeds on the specifics.”
She also spoke to reporters at the White House and said the following:
“That is probably one of the more ridiculous and insulting questions to accuse the president of the United States of asking someone to break the law. That is — frankly, it's just insulting and it's just not true,” she said.
Stone, who was arrested by armed FBI officers Friday morning, has been indicted on seven counts, including one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.