Jan 29, 2018 - Politics & Policy

White House: Trump was not involved in McCabe's decision to step down


Sanders holds court in the White House briefing room. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump "wasn't a part of the decision-making process" surrounding Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's decision to step down Monday.

On a nationalized 5G network, plans for which Axios reported Sunday: "We discussed the need for a secure network. Right now we're in the very earliest stages of the conversation. There are absolutely no decisions made on what that would look like."

  • Did Trump express a desire to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller to his staff? “Not that I’m aware of,” Sanders said.
  • On Rep. Devin Nunes' FBI memo: "No one at the White House has actually seen the memo. If and when its time for the White House to weigh in, we'll do that through the proper protocol."
  • On Trump's confidence in Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein: "When the President no longer has confidence in someone, you'll know."
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