White House: We Have Nothing to Do With Manafort's Indictment

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Tuesday that George Papadopoulos is an example of "somebody doing the wrong thing while the president's campaign did the right thing".

The guilty plea by Mr. Papadopoulos and a 20-count indictment against Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, gave special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe momentum this week and put the White House on defense against allegations of collusion with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential race.

CNN's "Facts First" feature came a day after Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was charged with 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States, tax fraud and money laundering, in one of the first indictments to come from Mueller's probe.

Q But the George Papadopoulos agreement is about the campaign.

"This individual was a member of a volunteer council that met one time", she said of Papadopolous, adding nothing in today's indictments is "evidence of Trump-Russia collusion".

"It has nothing to do with the campaign, it has to do with his failure to tell the truth".

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However, Papadopoulos was not taken up on his offer, and no meeting between Trump and Putin occurred during the campaign. "That doesn't have anything to do with the campaign or campaign's activities", she said.

Throughout the briefing, Sanders continued to distance the Trump campaign from the activities of Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos.

Papadopoulos's guilty plea, she said, has nothing to do with the activities of the campaign.

A federal judge in Washington issued a partial stay on President Trump's ban on transgender military members Monday, halting the rollout of a change the White House has spent little time defending since the president issued it in August. The dossier relied on a Russian government official and a Russian spy for information.

A White House reporter asked Sanders if her previous comments, where she expressed her belief that the investigation will be wrapped up "soon", were "wishful thinking" or "spin".

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