WH: ‘If There Was Any Collusion With Russia, It Was Between the DNC and the Clintons’

By Melanie Arter | October 27, 2017 | 8:54pm EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (CNSNews.com/Melanie Arter)

(CNSNews.com) - The White House on Friday said the media has spent a great deal of money reporting on the Russian collusion investigation, which the White House considers “a pretty big waste,” especially when if there was any collusion with Russia, it was with the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign - not the Trump campaign.

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday: “It is now commonly agreed, after many months of COSTLY looking, that there was NO collusion between Russia and Trump. Was collusion with HC!”

As CNSNews.com previously reported, according to the Washington Post, the DNC and the Clinton campaign “helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin.”

When asked whether the president was suggesting that more special investigation is a waste of money, the press secretary said, “I think that the president has been pretty clear what his position throughout this process. That's not the only investigation that's taking place. Congress has spent a great deal of time on this -- a better part of a year.  

“All of your news organizations have actually spent probably a lot of money on this as well, which we would consider probably a pretty big waste,” Sanders said. “I think that our position hasn't changed since day one, and I think we are seeing now that if there was any collusion with Russia, it was between the DNC and the Clintons, and certainly not our campaign.”

When asked whether Trump shares the same view as some who think special counsel Robert Mueller should step aside in the investigation of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, Sanders said, “The president wants to see this completed.

“We think that we are continuing to see day in, day out, as this investigation moves to completion, that, as the same as it started, there's still no evidence of collusion between the president and anyone,” she said.

“If any collusion took place, it would be between the DNC and the Clintons, and I think we're starting to now see that all of the things that the Democrats had accused this president of doing, they were actually guilty of themselves. And I think that's a really big problem that should be certainly looked at,” Sanders added.

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