"Absolutely", Sanders replied, "and the president has acknowledged that multiple times before".
Sanders said Tuesday that the president had repeatedly "acknowledged" the meddling took place but asserted that "it didn't have an impact" and that the Trump campaign did not aid Russian Federation in its covert operation. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion.
Sander's quickly responded that Trump is a fan of McMaster and that the president thought that "little addendum" about no collusion would be "helpful to add".
Sanders had no response to the reporter's follow-up question about why, if Trump takes Russian meddling so seriously, he hasn't then implemented sanctions approved by Congress. "The collusion, according to a Fox News investigation, is a separate investigation and there was no mention of that".
Trump has refused to implement sanctions against President Vladimir Putin's regime that Congress approved last year
The next question Sanders faced was about a tweet Trump posted on Saturday that seemed to pin blame for the Parkland shooting on the FBI in general and the bureau's investigation of the Trump campaign for possible collusion with Russian Federation in particular. "Because he's pretty direct", asked the ABC reporter.
Sanders said Tuesday that the FBI's failure to take action is now being investigated, but declined to offer additional details. "We're going to continue doing things like that". "Everybody wants to blame this on the Trump administration, let's not forget this happened under the Obama administration", she said when asked what Trump was specifically doing about the fact Russian Federation interfered and has every intention of doing it again.
But, the reporter said, Trump had criticized Obama, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but not Russian President Vladimir Putin.