SCHOOLING THE PRESS
A 22-minute encounter on Tuesday between White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and assembled journalists was flinty, particularly when Mrs. Sanders addressed the media’s ongoing fascination with possible links between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian officials in all its permutations. This time around, questions focused on a meeting last year between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney.
Mrs. Sanders would have none of it.
“You guys are focused on a meeting that Don Jr. had that was of no consequence — when the Democrats actually colluded with a foreign government like Ukraine. The Democrat-linked firm, Fusion GPS, actually took money from the Russian government while it created the phony dossier that’s been the basis for all of the Russia scandal fake news. And if you want to talk further about a relationship with Russia, look no further than the Clintons,” she told the group.
“Bill Clinton was paid half-a-million dollars to give a speech to a Russian bank and was personally thanked by Vladimir Putin for it. Hillary Clinton allowed one-fifth of America’s uranium reserve to be sold to a Russian firm whose investors were Clinton Foundation donors, and the Clinton campaign chairman’s brother lobbied against sanctions on Russia’s largest bank and failed to report it. If you guys want to talk about having relations, which you seem obsessed with doing, look no further than there.”