This Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that “the Democrats and the liberal media” owe President Trump an apology for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, adding that she does not think the president should apologize to Robert Mueller for criticizing him and his investigation.
Sarah Sanders appeared on NBC’s “Today” show with host Savannah Guthrie. The host asked the WH press secretary if President Trump should apologize to Mueller for his comments about him and his investigation following Attorney General William Barr’s announcement that Mueller found no collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.
Sanders responded by saying that “the American people deserved better” and that “they didn’t deserve for the election of this president to try to be taken down.”
Host Guthrie further pressed Sanders on if the president should apologize for his “rhetoric” toward Mueller, Sanders asked, “Are you kidding?” before stating that Trump’s “rhetoric match[ed]” that of the “media and Democrats.”
She also added that the Dems and media’s calling “the president an agent of a foreign government” was “an accusation equal to treason.” Sanders went on to point out that treason is “punishable by death” in America.
The White House press secretary was pressed again on whether President Trump should offer an apology. Sanders responded by slamming “the Democrats and the liberal media”
“I think Democrats and the liberal media owe the president, and they owe the American people, an apology. They wasted two years and created a massive disruption and distraction from things that impact everyone’s day-to-day life.”
During the interview, Sarah Sanders also doubled down on the Trump administration’s assertion that Trump has been exonerated as a result of the findings, despite Barr acknowledging that Mueller’s report “does not exonerate him” of obstruction of justice.
“It is complete and total exoneration because the special counsel couldn’t make a decision one way or another, the way the process works is they then leave that up to the attorney general,” she said. “The attorney general and the deputy attorney general went through and based their decision on Mueller’s investigation.”
Furthermore, Sarah Sanders sounded off on the investigation itself, calling it a “two-year waste of taxpayer time and dollars” and pointing out that the probe costs $25 million taxpayers money “just to find out that there was nothing there.”
“This should never happen to another president,” she said. “And we want to make sure that the institution of the president is protected.” Watch her remarks below:
Press secretary Sanders’ comments come just a day after Barr delivered the findings of Mueller’s report in a bombshell letter to Congress, which said that Mueller’s probe “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”