Later in the briefing, another reporter asked Sanders to elaborate on her statements, asking her if she had personally "talked to countless officials, employees, since this happened?" "Let's not forget that James Comey was a disgraced leaker who authorized spying into the Trump campaign", Sanders said.
Saying she wasn't going to "get into a numbers game" when asked to quantify just how many of these e-mails and text messages she'd received ("50, 60, 70?"), Sanders reiterated that she'd "heard from a large number of individuals who work at the F.B.I. who said that they are very happy with the president's actions".
Following the revelations regarding Sanders' admissions to Mueller's team, GLAAD called on her to immediately resign.
Sanders is among scores of current and former White House officials who were interviewed by Mueller's team during the almost two-year investigation that examined whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 election and whether the president tried to interfere with the inquiry.
Heathrow airport 'shutdown' - eco warriors move in on UK's busiest airport
Reporters on hand witnessed many younger protesters crying at the threat of being arrested. He said in order to achieve action on this we need keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Stephanopoulos showed a clip from a press conference when Sanders told reporters that "countless members of the FBI" had lost confidence in FBI Director James Comey, which led to his firing.
"Firing James Comey remains one of the best decisions that the president made", Sanders told Hannity. "I'm sorry that I wasn't a robot like the Democrat Party", Sanders shot back.
Mueller concluded his investigation last month and Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Thursday. The president did not "dictate" the statement, she explained on air, but "weighed in" and "relayed information he wanted included". "The President has been completely exonerated; no collusion, no obstruction", said Sanders.
C'est officiel, Nabilla est enceinte
Et depuis l'officialisation de sa grossesse , Nabilla ne cesse d'enchaîner les clichés de son joli ventre arrondi . Quant à leur passé, Thomas et Nabilla ont bien réfléchi à la façon dont il leur faudra en parler avec leur enfant.
Burr spokeswoman Caitlin Carroll said that Burr did not recall the specific conversation with White House counsel Don McGahn in March 2017.
Trump's White House has given shifting accounts of the reason for Comey's dismissal.
Sarah Sanders went on the offensive on Friday morning to insist her made-up, "slip of the tongue" comment that "countless" Federal Bureau of Investigation agents told her they wanted James Comey fired was not a lie but just a mistake made in "the heat of the moment". "It's a good thing when they can say that no American was involved in colluding with a foreign government", she added. Every FBI rank-and-file guy, the 99.9 percent I know, have all thanked me, because they're hurt.
This is not the only inaccuracy provided by Trump's press secretaries documented in Mueller's report. Remember when Sanders disseminated a doctored video from an alt-right website in order to accuse CNN's Jim Acosta of physically assaulting a White House press intern?
Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket sends Cygnus cargo ship to the space station
Part of NASA's study of the effects of long spaceflights on the human body, Koch will spend 328 days in space. NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, set to leave Earth on July 20, will also enjoy an extended stay aboard the ISS.