White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday evening waved off concern over a new report that President Trump’s inauguration committee is under criminal investigation by blaming Democrats for the probe.
“This didn’t have anything to do with the President, he was focused on the transition and building out a new government and preparing to take office,” Sanders told Fox News Thursday night. “The role that the President had in the inauguration was to raise his hand and take the oath.”
“I think this is a perfect example of Democrats recognizing that all the accusations they made and the information that came out of the Michael Cohen case has nothing to do with the President,” she continued. “So now they’re going to — I would say plan B, but this is more like plan D or E or F to take this President down.”
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Southern District of New York had opened a criminal investigation into the Trump inauguration committee to determine whether donors paid for access to government officials.
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— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) December 14, 2018