Sunday on ABC's 'This Week,' White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back against Rep. Adam Schiff's criticism that President Trump's pardon of Scooter Libby sent a message to those indicted in the Russia probe.
"That couldn’t be further from the truth. Once again Adam Schiff rarely bases any comments in reality," she said. "Talk about a grandstander. He probably is hook, line and sinker buddies with James Comey. They both have never found a TV camera they don’t love to be in front of."
STEPHANOPOULOS: Finally, on Friday the president also pardoned Scooter Libby. That drew a reaction from Congressman Adam Schiff who’s going to be on the program later this morning. He say on the -- he said on the day the president wrongly attacks Comey for being a leaker and a liar, he considers pardoning a convicted leaker and liar, Scooter Libby. This is the president’s way of sending a message to those implicated in the Russia investigation. You have my back and I’ll have yours. Your reactions?
SANDERS: That couldn’t be further from the truth. Once again, Adam Schiff barely -- rarely bases any comments in reality. Talk about a grandstander. He probably is hook line and sinker buddies with Jim Comey. They both have never found T.V. camera they don’t love to be in front of. The point that the president made when it came to Scooter Libby, this was somebody who had been wrongly convicted, he’s been reinstated by the D.C. bar quite some time ago.
The primary person that testified against him has recanted their testimony and the president felt it was the right thing to do. These two things have nothing to do with one another.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Sarah Sanders, thanks for your time this morning.