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Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims the Russia reports are 'undermining' the media's credibility — not the Trump administration's

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders thinks the stories spewing out about the Trump administration's interactions with Russia are making the media — not the Trump administration — look bad. "I think it's actually undermining the credibility of the media, because they 'drip drip drip' a lot of things that ... seem to have much ado about nothing," Sanders said at Wednesday's press briefing, in response to a question about House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy's (R-S.C.) recent remark that the Russia stories are harmful to the White House's credibility.

Sanders also rebuffed suggestions that President Trump has been avoiding the public since it surfaced that his son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign. "There's nothing secret about having meetings," Sanders said during the third off-camera press briefing this week, as she pointed to Trump's schedule of meetings with his circle of economic advisers and aides.