Sanders continues to dodge questions on Trump Tower statement

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that she doesn't regret commenting about the president's involvement in crafting a statement about a 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

CNN's Chris Cuomo pressed Sanders repeatedly over her statement last August that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE didn't dictate the statement, even though his lawyers recently acknowledged he did.

Sanders continued to deflect new inquiries about the matter, prompting questions about her credibility.

“I’m very comfortable with my credibility, and the fact that by sitting here right now shows the type of person I am, shows my effort to provide information, and frankly to be in an environment that’s not exactly friendly,” Sanders said on "Cuomo Primetime."


The New York Times reported Saturday that Trump's lawyers wrote to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE in January about his ongoing probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. In the letter, Trump's lawyers confirmed that Trump dictated a statement about a meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpIf Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Bill Maher questions whether Democrats put 'too much trust' in Mueller report Kushner to cooperate with Judiciary document requests MORE, and a Russian lawyer who had promised dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIf Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report The wisdom of Trump's lawyers, and the accountability that must follow Mueller's report MORE.

Sanders said last August that the president may have offered guidance on the statement "as any father would," but denied that Trump dictated it.

Sanders has faced numerous questions in recent days over the inaccuracy of her original comments, but has referred them all to the president's outside legal counsel. On Tuesday, Sanders defended her credibility, arguing it's "probably higher than the media's."

She did the same on Wednesday, prompting Cuomo to ask whether her combative relationship with the press is sustainable.

"What I think is important to remember is you guys get to ask the questions but you can’t always complain about the answers. You constantly ask the same questions over and over again," Sanders said.

She suggested that the media's job "is to get information and report the news," but that many outlets no longer present even-handed coverage.

Sanders told Cuomo she's enjoying her job, adding that it's "going pretty well."

"I think the country is moving in the right direction and it’s doing that under the president’s leadership and I’m proud to be a part of that," she said.