Sanders dodges question about pardon for Stone

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday dodged a question about whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE would pardon Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneRoger Stone shares, quickly deletes Instagram photo of federal judge on his case Mueller probe figures use fame to pay bills New filing suggests Mueller has evidence Stone communicated with WikiLeaks 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 ManafortRoger Stone shares, quickly deletes Instagram photo of federal judge on his case Mueller probe figures use fame to pay bills Mueller subpoenas former Cambridge Analytica employee MORE, who was convicted last year in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation into Russian election interference.