President Donald Trump is standing by his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen in the wake of an FBI raid on his offices, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday.
In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Sanders noted the president has “had a long relationship” with Cohen.
“He’s going to continue to have that relationship,” she said, adding, “The president is very confident in the fact that he has done nothing wrong and he can’t speak on behalf of anyone else, but he’s very confident in what he has and hasn’t done.”
Sanders also blasted former FBI Director James Comey as a “self-admitted leaker” who thought that his belief that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election “would give him some cover.”
“The guy knew exactly what he was doing,” she said. “He thought Hillary Clinton would win. And he thought this would give him some cover. He thought that he made these decisions based on the political landscape and not on the facts of the case…
“And I think that's one of the reasons there is such a huge bipartisan consensus that James Comey doesn't have credibility and shouldn't have been leading the FBI any longer.”
She also defended Trump’s declaration “mission accomplished” about a military strike on Syria because of its use of chemical weapons on its civilians.
"They 100 percent met their objectives, that’s what the president is referring to,” she said.
“The president has got three big objectives when it comes to the conflict there,” she added. “He wants to defeat ISIS. We have to contain Iran… And then last we have to stop the spread and the use of mass chemical weapons, and that was one of the things that you saw the president take action on, on Friday.”
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