CNN reporter Jim Acosta has spent the last year relentlessly attacking President Donald Trump, oftentimes with fake news. Now, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has finally had enough of his nonsense, and she’s firing back at him.
The Daily Caller reported that Sanders eviscerated Acosta on Monday when the CNN White House reporter asked if Trump had applied pressure to the FBI to influence their investigation into Russian collusion. The briefing came immediately after it was revealed that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would be stepping down early from his post.
Acosta asked Sanders if, in the wake of a string of retirements and firings at the FBI, Trump was putting “pressure” on the agency.
“I’ve said probably 100 times before — The White House has been fully cooperative and is going to continue to be fully cooperative,” Sanders replied bluntly. “We’ve gone above and beyond many times and done everything we could.”
Acosta then asked again, doubling down on the notion that Trump was applying “pressure” to those at the FBI, but Sanders wasn’t having any of it.
“The only thing the president has applied pressure to is to make sure we get this revolved so that you guys, and everyone else, can focus on the things that Americans actually care about,” Sanders said. “And that is making sure everybody gets the Russia fever out of their system once and for all, that you’re all reminded once again there was no collusion, and that we can move forward to focus on things like national security, the economy, and solving the immigration crisis that we have here in our country.”
Acosta pressed on a third time, asking if there was any “obstruction.” Sanders then shut him down hard, saying “No and we’ve been pretty clear about this.”
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