White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to take questions from the press corps at 1:00 pm EST. This will be the first official statement from the White House since former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted Monday morning on 12 counts of corruption, all of which took place before the 2016 election campaign.
The president weighed in briefly on Twitter, but the White House has not yet made an official statement:
Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren't Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017
....Also, there is NO COLLUSION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017