Sanders dodges question about pardon for Stone

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday dodged a question about whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE would pardon Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneMeet Trump's most trusted pollsters 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Judge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges 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.”

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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 ManafortRand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter He who must not be named: How Hunter Biden became a conversation-stopper Schiff should consider using RICO framework to organize impeachment MORE, who was convicted last year in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE’s investigation into Russian election interference.