White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lambasted the media on Tuesday for being “misleading” with their “false narrative” about Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign.
A reporter asked Sanders about the letter in which Donald Trump, Jr. disclosed information about his meeting in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer, a meeting that has attracted significant criticism. A Washington Post report revealed on Monday that the letter was in fact dictated by President Trump.
Sanders responded by turning the question to how the media has framed the ongoing story.
“I think what the bigger question is, everybody wants to try to make this some story about misleading. The only thing I see misleading is a year’s worth of stories that have been fueling a false narrative about this Russia collusion and a phony scandal based on anonymous sources,” she said. “And I think that is, if we’re going to talk about misleading, that’s the only thing misleading I see in this entire process.”