Sarah Sanders: 'We already know that there was an 'outrageous amount of corruption' at FBI

Sarah Sanders: 'We already know that there was an 'outrageous amount of corruption' at FBI
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White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor April Ryan's bodyguard issued summons over alleged assault of local journalist Sarah Sanders: Democrats should 'quit lying and do their jobs' MORE Sanders said Sunday the Trump administration “already” knows that there was a high level of corruption at the FBI ahead of Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces Correctional officers subpoenaed in Epstein investigation: report Nadler asks other House chairs to provide records that would help panel in making impeachment decision MORE’s investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation.

“We already know that there was an outrageous amount of corruption that took place at the F.B.I. They leaked information. They lied. They were specifically working trying to take down the president, trying to hurt the president," Sanders said on NBC's "Meet The Press."

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"We'll leave the final call up to the attorney general and he'll get to the bottom of it. But we think Americans deserve the truth. The president's asked for that. And we should expect nothing less.” 

Host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddBret Baier calls out Trump for lashing out at Fox News polls: 'Fox has not changed' White House offers reassurances amid recession fears as 2020 candidates sound alarm Possible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat MORE pushed back, noting that it "sounds like the president has already determined the outcome."

"It doesn't sound like you want him to do his job," Todd added, referring to Barr.

“Chuck, that's the reason that he's granted the attorney general the authority to declassify that information, to look at all the documents necessary is so that we can get to the very bottom of what happened," Sanders responded.

"Once again, we already know about some wrongdoing. The president's not wrong in that. But he wants to know everything that happened and how far and how wide it went.”

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE last week gave Barr new authorities to examine and possibly release classified material related to the Justice Department’s inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation.

The president and his allies have suggested that federal agents biased against him improperly initiated special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.