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WH Responds to Trump Jr's 'Amnesia' With Clinton Attack

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By    |   Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 05:23 PM

A White House spokesperson was asked about a "plague of amnesia" that has clouded some members of President Donald Trump's inner circle and responded by attacking Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Principal deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was peppered with questions during Wednesday's press briefing about Donald Trump Jr.'s email exchange with a Russian last summer that showed Russia was, at the very least, rooting for his father to win the election.

After The New York Times reported on the existence of the emails and a meeting Trump Jr. had, he made the emails public.

Sanders was asked why members of Trump's inner circle have failed to disclose meetings and communications they have had with Russians on several occasions.

"If you want to talk about having relationships with Russia, look no further than the Clintons," Sanders said. "Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to give a speech to a Russian bank [with ties to] Vladimir Putin. Hillary Clinton allowed one-fifth of uranium reserve to be sold to a Clinton Foundation firm.

". . . I think if we're looking at Russia relations with anybody, it would be directly with the Clintons."

Sanders was then pressed to explain why people close to the president have displayed bouts of "amnesia" in regards to Russian contacts.

"Every single day we do our best to give you the most accurate information we have, and have offered to be as transparent as possible," she said.

"Our goal is to be as transparent as humanly possible and to put every bit of information that we have at the forefront and [be] willing to cooperate with anybody that is looking into the matter."

Later in the briefing, Newsmax's John Gizzi asked Sanders whether Trump will hold a press conference at any time soon, to which she responded he will speak in Paris on Thursday while he is in the French capital for Friday's Bastille Day festivities.

It should be noted, however, Trump will take only four questions while in Paris – two from the American media and two from the French media.

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