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Sarah Sanders: Stone Arrest ‘Not Something That Affects Us’ But What About Hillary Clinton? (Video)

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The White House is responding to the news that the FBI arrested longtime Donald Trump ally and advisor Roger Stone.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN (video below) from the White House lawn Friday morning that the indictment “is not something that affects us here in this building.”

The White House press secretary also said, “this has nothing to do with the President and nothing to do with the White House,” despite that the actions noted in the indictment were related to the Trump campaign and getting Trump elected President.

Sanders, as the Trump administration always does when referring to an individual associated with the campaign or the administration who has been arrested, attempted to minimize his importance.

“Look, Roger Stone’s somebody who’s been a consultant for dozens of Republican Presidents and candidates and members of Congress,” she said.

Huckabee Sanders also minimized the scope of the indictment, suggesting it was only about making false statements. Stone was indicted on seven counts, which also include obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

And the press secretary also suggested the FBI should arrest Hillary Clinton, Jim Comey, and James Clapper, saying they all made false statements. The validity of her claim is questionable.

Huckabee Sanders concluded by appearing to sidestep a question about whether or not she knew about the Trump campaign’s attempt to contact Wikileaks.

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Trump Releases Statement on Passing of ‘Titan’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump has issued a formal statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

He called her a “titan of the law,” and praised her for her “brilliant mind” and for her “powerful dissents.” Trump also said her Supreme Court decisions “have inspired all Americans.”

Earlier, before boarding Air Force One, Trump claimed he had not known she had passed away, and said, “She just died? I didn’t know that.”

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Here’s the President’s statement:

 

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Trump Responds to Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump responded to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday night.

“She just died? I didn’t know that,” Trump claimed to reporters before he boarded Air Force One at 8:15 PM, well after news broke that the beloved progressive jurist had died.

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Trump was holding a campaign rally when news of her passing broke. He happened to be speaking about putting yet another justice on the nation’s top court:

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‘Mitch McConnell Set the Precedent. No Supreme Court Vacancies Filled in an Election Year’ Says Dem US Senator

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a progressive who has served in Congress for 44 years, is warning Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to not bring a Trump Supreme Court nominee to the floor for a vote in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing.

“Mitch McConnell set the precedent,” Sen. Markey said. “No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”

McConnell minutes ago announced he will bring a Trump nominee to the Senate floor for a vote.

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