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WH Won't Deny Reports of Trump Asking McCabe About '16 Vote

WH Won't Deny Reports of Trump Asking McCabe About '16 Vote
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By    |   Wednesday, 24 January 2018 04:42 PM

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday did not deny reports that President Donald Trump had asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe whom he voted for in the 2016 election, only telling reporters that they have had "limited and non-substantive conversations."

"I can't get into the details of what was discussed," she said at the daily briefing. "I wasn't there.

"There are widespread reports of his retirement.

"We're making sure we're focused on the FBI and [Department of Justice] serving all Americans fairly and efficiently," she said. "And we'll move forward from there."

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Trump also had complained to McCabe in their Oval Office meeting last May about the campaign donations his wife received from an ally of Democrat Hillary Clinton in her Virginia state Senate race.

When ABC News senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega queried Sanders Tuesday on whether Trump made "a habit" of asking how government officials voted, she responded: "Not that I'm aware of. No."

"It's a 'yes' or 'no' question," Vega retorted. "He did or didn't ask."

"I wasn't in the room," Sanders responded. "I don't know what was discussed.

"I know he didn't ask me," she said. "I can tell you that."

In a follow-up question from NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, Sanders disputed her assertion that the McCabe issue was the "leading story of the day."

"It's not the leading story that most Americans care about," she told Welker. "Even with all the polling that any person in here would take, I would very seriously doubt that any person in America would list that as an issue that they care about."

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday did not deny reports that President Donald Trump had asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe whom he voted for in the 2016 election, only telling reporters that they have had "limited and non-substantive...
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