White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday dodged a question about whether President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE would pardon Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Trump, Jan. 6 panel are set for Tuesday faceoff Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE, his one-time confidant indicted in the Russia investigation.
“I'm not aware of that,” Sanders said when asked whether Trump has ruled out a pardon of Stone. “I'm not going to get into that at this point.”
When pressed to rule out a possible pardon, Sanders said she would not engage a “hypothetical” that she called “ridiculous.”
Stone was indicted last week on several counts of obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness intimidation regarding his contacts with intermediaries of WikiLeaks, which published Democratic emails stolen by Russia during the 2016 presidential race.
The former Trump adviser is the latest campaign official to get caught in the probe. But Sanders denied it put the White House in jeopardy, saying “nothing could be further from the truth.”
Trump has previously refused to rule out a pardon for former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Yellen should utilize the resources available before pushing new regulations Huawei paid Tony Podesta 0K for White House lobbying MORE, who was convicted last year in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE’s investigation into Russian election interference.