White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has developed quite a reputation for dishonesty during her time in the Trump administration. Now, according to the recently released Mueller report, she has admitted to lying to the press and to the nation.
The Mueller report has been the topic of great speculation and interest since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate Trump’s possible collusion with Russia surrounding the 2016 presidential election. Now that it is out, plenty of people other than Trump find themselves in the hot seat with plenty of questionable behavior to explain and Ms. Sanders is among them.
One of the details in the Mueller report concerns Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey, who was ALSO leading the Russian collusion investigation prior to Mr. Mueller. Trump reportedly fired Comey for a whole host of reasons, citing incompetence and as being disliked by FBI agents.
Just days after Comey’s firing, CNBC covered the event and reported Sanders as pushing those same claims. She also said in a press briefing that
“countless members of the FBI” had lost confidence in Comey. But when she was questioned later regarding by investigators and pressed on whether or not Comey’s dismissal was actually due to his fellow agents lack of faith in him, Sanders admitted: the Trump administration made the whole thing up.
Mueller’s report said Sarah Huckabee Sanders told investigators she made comments to reporters that were “not founded on anything.” Here’s that moment 👇 pic.twitter.com/cqrnTqKDLa— POLITICO (@politico) April 18, 2019
Mueller’s final report lists seven instances where Trump’s press secretaries lied to the public, reportedly to protect the President each time. Five of those lies were directly from Sarah Sanders, who has stood at the podium and shamelessly AND DISHONESTLY defended President Trump.
Sanders, in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos last week, not only continued to defend her lie as a “slip of the tongue” but also tried to blame Democrats. Surprise, surprise.
“I’m sorry I wasn’t a robot like the Democratic Party that went out for two-and-a-half years and stated time and time again that there was definitely Russian collusion between the president and his campaign, that they had evidence to show it, and that the president and his team deserved to be in jail.”White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders