USA: Sanders deflects questions over Trump's self-pardon tweet

SOT, Jonathan Karl, White House Press Correspondent for ABC: «But does he absolutely rule out doing that? I mean does he rule out ever issuing a pardon for himself?» SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Once again thankfully the president hasn't done anything wrong and therefore wouldn't need one.» *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* SOT, Peter Alexander, White House Press... Еще Correspondent for NBC: «The question isn't if he's done anything wrong, I guess the question is does the president believe the framers envisioned a system where the president could pardon himself? WHere the president could be above the law?» SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Certainly the constitution very clearly lays out the law and once again the president hasn't done anything wrong and we feel very comfortable on the front.» SOT, Peter Alexander, White House Press Correspondent for NBC: «I know, but you just a moment said it's not, it's not that clear. So I guess simply put does the president believe he is above the law? SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Certainly no-one is above the law.» SOT, Peter Alexander, White House Press Correspondent for NBC: «: «Can I ask one more question?» SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Go ahead.» SOT, Peter Alexander, White House Press Correspondent for NBC: «I can't follow. Just so I can follow-up.» SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Sorry I'm going to keep going right here.» SOT, Peter Alexander, White House Press Correspondent for NBC: « «I just want to ask you because this is an important one, because it's about. SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Sorry Peter, we're going to keep moving. Go ahead.» SOT, Peter Alexander, White House Press Correspondent for NBC: «I'll just keep asking if I can't.» SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «No you can't actually.» SOT, Peter Alexander, White House Press Correspondent for NBC: «Well, I'm still going to Sarah. I think this is important. I haven't had a chance to ask you.» SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «I'm going to continue to move on.» *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Once again I can't comment on the letter from the president's outside counsel. I direct you to them to answer you. John.» SOT, Journalist: «Sarah, the words are, literally, you said he did not dictate, the lawyers said he did. What is it?» SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «I'm not gonna respond to a letter from a president's outside counsel. We purposefully walled off and I will refer you to them for comment. John.» *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* SOT, Journalist: «But he said in his tweet he can pardon himself so it seemed to be an assumption that [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller will find him wrong for something and if so, what would it be?» SOT, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Seems like it would be a completely wrong assumption. The president hasn't done anything wrong; I am not sure how else I can answer that question.» *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' press briefing in Washington D.C. on Monday turned into a heated back-and-forth with White House correspondents as she repeatedly deflected questions on US President Donald Trump's tweet asserting his right to a self-pardon from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. «The president hasn't done anything wrong,» Sanders said time and again, trotting out the same

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