The president, she said, has been following the topic and "wanted to put something out".
On Thursday morning, Trump sent out several tweets, including attacks on Democrats and Hillary Clinton, as well as his opposition to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) which he believes led to the release of the now infamous "pee tape" dossier.
"There's a cause and effect, he watched something on "Fox & Friends" and then he tweets about it", said Acosta.
At minimum, Trump was sending mixed signals.
"We don't think that there was a conflict at all".
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Sanders said Trump was simply expressing some of the broader concerns he has about the FISA surveillance system and she rejected suggestions that the President's initial tweet set off an effort to correct the record and reassure Republicans on Capitol Hill.
With the resignations and sacking of many top aides since Trump took charge in the Oval Office, there have been reports of many allies of the president who are close to making their exit from White House.
In this installment, audiences can enjoy Sanders' frank answers about everything from Eric Trump's birthday to the president's favorite part of his job. "To us, that's a pretty normal day". "It was contradictory. It just was". "This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?"
"So how are people supposed to trust - not us, as reporters, but lawmakers, stakeholders, policymakers - that the people representing the president's position actually are?"
"I think he watches a lot of CNN if you don't mind me saying it", Acosta shot back.