White House: Manafort charges have 'nothing to do with the president'

  • White House: Manafort charges have 'nothing to do with the president'

White House: Manafort charges have 'nothing to do with the president'

According to court documents, Papadopolous' false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerned his contact with a professor with connections to the Russian government about "thousands of emails" that could damage Hillary Clinton.

Asked by a reporter on Friday whether it "was the official White House position that all of these women are lying", Sanders said, "Yeah, we have been clear on that from the beginning and the president has spoken on it".

Sanders claimed that Papadopoulos was unpaid and asserted that his activities were considered "unofficial".

"Papadopoulos is an example of someone doing the wrong thing while the campaign was doing the right thing", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Gates and Manafort both surrendered to authorities on Monday morning.

Sanders emphasized that she's "not sure that the president recalls specific details" of a March 31 national security team meeting at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.in which Papadopoulos was present. He went on to say Clovis' lawyers acknowledged he was the one mentioned in court documents who encouraged Papadopoulos to go to Russia in August 2016 to meet with Russian officials about the Trump campaign.

She also criticized Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee for their contributions which funded research for a dossier alleging Mr. Trump's connections to Russian Federation.

By Lalit K Jha Washington, Oct 30 (PTI) The White House today claimed that there is clear evidence that former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton colluded with Russian Federation to spread wrong information about President Donald Trump. "Any actions he took would have been on his own", Sanders said.