Sanders dodges question about pardon for Stone

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday dodged a question about whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE would pardon Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneHouse panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates House panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates Court orders release of sealed documents in mysterious Mueller grand jury case 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 ManafortNew York activists go on hunger strike to advocate for ending solitary confinement New York activists go on hunger strike to advocate for ending solitary confinement House panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates MORE, who was convicted last year in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s investigation into Russian election interference.