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 TrumpTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters 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."


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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.