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"Look no further than the DNC" for opposition research: Sanders

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 00:50

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, tells a reporter at Monday's press briefing, ''If you're looking for an example of a campaign coordinating with a foreign country or a foreign source, look no further than the DNC who actually coordinated opposition research with the Ukrainian Embassy.'' Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) STORY: White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, told a reporter at Monday's press briefing, "If you're looking for an example of a campaign coordinating with a foreign country or a foreign source, look no further than the DNC who actually coordinated opposition research with the Ukrainian Embassy." The statement came in answer to a question about whether President Trump was concerned that "the top leadership of his campaign would take a meeting with a Russian lawyer promising to give negative information?" Sanders said "Don Jr. took a very short meeting from which there was absolutely no follow-up. Frankly, I think something that may make sense is looking at the Democrat National Committee coordinated opposition research directly with the Ukrainian Embassy. This is not an accusation, that's an on-the-record action that they took. So if you're looking for an example of a campaign coordinating with a foreign country or a foreign source, look no further than the DNC who actually coordinated opposition research with the Ukrainian Embassy. And no one in this room to my knowledge really had a big problem with that." Washington this week has been fixated on emails released by President Donald Trump's eldest son showing he met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign after he was told she might have damaging information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The revelation of the meeting would be the most tangible evidence yet of a connection between Trump's campaign and Russia, a subject that has also prompted an investigation by a federal special counsel.

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"Look no further than the DNC" for opposition research: Sanders

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 00:50