As the show’s host nodded along, Whitehouse outlined a somewhat elaborate scenario where Sanders’ comments take the form of attempted smear campaign meant to impugn a witness in a purported criminal investigation. The senator said:

The three torpedoes that Sarah Huckabee’s Sanders shot at James Comey, which open up an entirely new avenue in the case for Mueller. There’s a statute, 1504 in the obstruction of justice statutes, that talks about attempts to influence grand jurors. So the question for Sarah Huckabee Sanders is, “Who asked you to do that? Who told you to do that?”