Editors' Picks

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Panics And Dodges On Trump Taking The Fifth

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was twice asked about Trump taking the Fifth Amendment if he subpoenaed by Mueller, and each time with a hint of panic in her voice, she dodged the question and quickly moved on.



Q: Yesterday that the president could plead the fifth if he’s subpoenaed by the special counsel. I want to know why the president would even go that route if he hasn’t done anything wrong, as he said repeatedly, that there was no collusion and there was no obstruction of justice?

Huckabee Sanders: That’s a question you’d have to ask the outside special counsel. I’m not a lawyer. I couldn’t address that.

Q: In the same vein, does the president believe he is within his executive powers to reject a subpoena from the special counsel’s office?

Huckabee Sanders: That’s a question I would refer you to special counsel.

Huckabee Sanders not only dodged the question, but she did so by claiming that she was short on time, and had to move on. The White House Press Secretary made it clear that she does not want to talk about Trump taking the Fifth. It doesn’t matter if she is an attorney or not. She speaks for the White House. She could easily say that if asked in any setting Trump intends to tell the truth to the Special Counsel.

Instead of providing an answer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ go-to defense is that she either doesn’t know or isn’t qualified to answer. The White House doesn’t want to talk about Trump testifying or taking the Fifth Amendment. The Press Secretary had plenty of time to talk about the Russia investigation as a waste of time, but when the topic turned to Trump under oath, she had to run.

This act isn’t fooling anybody. The Trump presidency is burning and avoiding the questions doesn’t help.

For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.

Recent Posts

Jimmy Kimmel Trashes Trump As The Dumbest Criminal In The World

Jimmy Kimmel pointed out that every single one of Trump's legal problems is because he…

6 hours ago

Rachel Maddow Obliterates The Right’s Trump Indictment Hysteria

Rachel Maddow shot down the idea that Trump is anything special and that the country…

12 hours ago

Michael Cohen Says Trump Is Panicked And Afraid

Michael Cohen knows Trump and he described the former president's current behavior as panic and…

17 hours ago

The Big Trump Protest is a Bust with More Reporters Than Trump Supporters

Donald Trump’s big protest is a bust, with more reporters attending than supporters, by “probably…

18 hours ago

Jim Jordan Accused Of Intimidating Law Enforcement Officials

Former federal prosecutor Rep. Glenn Ivey (D-MD) accused Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of intimidating law…

19 hours ago

Biden Drops The Veto Hammer On Marjorie Taylor Greene

President Biden vetoed a bill that would have jeopardized the retirement savings of millions of…

21 hours ago