Speaking to Robert Mueller about her comments following the firing of FBI Director James Comey, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders conceded she made statements to the media that were not based in fact.
Specifically, Sanders said her assertion in response to a question about FBI agents supporting Comey wasn’t "founded on anything," according to Mueller.
In a back-and-forth during a briefing, a reporter told Sanders the "vast majority" of FBI agents supported Comey.
"We've heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things," Sanders said.
What Sanders told Mueller: She said that comment was a "slip of the tongue" made "in the heat of the moment."