Sarah Huckabee Sanders held an off-camera White House Press Briefing today, and she was asked about what James Comey said about how President Trump lied about him, the FBI, and his firing approximately one month ago.
“I can definitively say the president is not a liar,” said Sanders. “I think it is frankly insulting that question would be asked.”
Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, where he reiterated that Russia tried to interfere with the 2016 election, and that Trump tried to pressure him to change the direction of the FBI’s investigation. Comey said that Trump did not ask him to stop his Russia investigation, but he said he kept memos about his interactions with Trump because he was “concerned [Trump] might lie.”
As Sanders defended Trump’s honesty, she referred to several questions about Comey and the Russia investigations to Trump’s outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz. Sanders was eventually asked if she ever established whether Trump placed recording devices around the White House to make “tapes” about his interactions with Comey.
“I have no idea,” Sanders said. When asked for more information about that, the deputy press secretary jokingly said “Sure, I’ll try to look under the couches” for any devices.
During the hearing, Comey said he hopes there are tapes of the meetings, and that they will be released.
Sanders slo used the presser to insist that Trump “absolutely,” has confidence in Jeff Sessions. This comes after previous reports indicated that the Attorney General has been losing favor with Trump recently, and offered to resign.