Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims the White House has kept her in the dark about the Stormy Daniels payments
It appears that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders might be just as confused about President Trump's shifting story concerning the $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels as everyone else. Sanders faced difficult questions on Thursday as reporters pressed her on the contradicting stories out of the White House regarding the hush money paid by lawyer Michael Cohen and reimbursed by Trump. "How are the American people to trust or believe what is said here or what is said by the president?" asked ABC News' Jonathan Karl at one point, to which Sanders replied, "We give the very best information that we have at the time."
The reporters continued to push. "You said on March 7 there was no knowledge of any payment from the president and that he has denied all of these allegations," another challenged. "Were you lying to us at the time, or were you in the dark?" Sanders answered that "the president has denied and continues to deny the underlying claim and again, I have given the best information I had at the time."
Finally Sanders was asked, "When did you specifically know that the president repaid Mr. Cohen for the $130,000 — you personally?"
"The first awareness I had was during the interview last night," Sanders said. Watch the moment at the uncomfortable press conference below. Jeva Lange