When asked if the had been any coordination between the White House and the DoJ concerning the Trump Espionage Act indictment, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton said,
We’re not going to comment on this. I will tell you, though, that—and confirm as we’ve said overnight—that the president, senior staff, found out just like everybody else last night, no advance knowledge that this was coming, found out from news reports just like everybody else across America.
When the White House made a similar claim about the FBI raid on Mar-a-Largo, it turned to be a lie. Not a mistake. A lie.