White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has made the president's talking points loud and clear.
At Wednesday's press briefing, Sanders repeatedly insisted that President Trump "has done nothing wrong," despite the fact that Trump essentially admitted to violating campaign finance laws just hours earlier. She repeated the same line of defense numerous times, saying he "did nothing wrong" regarding hush payments during the 2016 campaign and asserting he's "done nothing wrong" with his past conflicting statements about the payments.
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen on Tuesday pleaded guilty to committing campaign finance violations, saying he did so at the "direction" of Trump. But Sanders argued that Cohen's plea didn't mean Trump was implicated in any crime. "There are no charges against him," she said of Trump, again repeating his lack of wrongdoing. When asked whether Trump lied when he previously said he had known nothing about the payments, Sanders called it a "ridiculous accusation."
A few minutes later, Sanders echoed the defense almost verbatim when answering a question about Trump claiming he found out about the payments "later on," despite verifiably discussing them with Cohen in advance. "What I can tell you is that the president did nothing wrong," said Sanders. "There are no charges against him, there is no collusion." Watch the moment below, via CBS News. Summer Meza