WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing questions about whether she purposely misled the American people following Rudy Giuliani’s stunning revelation about hush money paid by President Donald Trump’s lawyer to a porn star who alleges a tryst with Trump.
Sanders said Thursday that she provided “the best information that I had” in response to questions about why the White House failed to disclose that Trump had reimbursed his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, for the $130,000 paid to Stormy Daniels.
Sanders says she didn’t know about the reimbursement until Giuliani’s interview Wednesday. She often refers questions to Trump’s legal team.
For his part, Giuliani says he’s intentionally keeping White House staffers out of the loop as he represents Trump in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling.