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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:21 PM

Sarah Sanders reiterates Comey claims despite admitting to lying

Source: The Guardian

Sarah Sanders reiterates Comey claims despite admitting to lying

Press secretary defended past statements she made in an interview on Friday that Mueller’s team said had ‘no basis in fact’

Joanna Walters in New York and Lois Beckett
Fri 19 Apr 2019 15.23 BST Last modified on Fri 19 Apr 2019 18.56 BST

Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, has defended claims she repeatedly made to reporters in 2017 regarding Donald Trump’s firing of then FBI director James Comey – despite admitting to investigators for the special counsel Robert Mueller that they had no basis in fact.

Sanders admitted in statements to the special counsel that her repeated claims that the president fired Comey because the rank-and-file of the FBI had lost confidence in him as FBI director were “a slip of the tongue” and “not founded on anything”, according to the redacted version of the Mueller report released on Thursday.

The long-awaited report – the product of a two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election and the Trump campaign – exposed a culture of lying at the White House.

The report included multiple examples of Trump’s current and former press secretaries making false claims to journalists, particularly in the days after Comey’s firing.

Sanders told the special counsel’s office that a statement she made to journalists about how the White House had heard from “countless members” of the FBI that Comey lacked support within the agency, “was not founded on anything”.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/19/sarah-sanders-mueller-report-defends-lying-james-comey

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:28 PM

1. Truly No Shame...

I hope she is tarred for a failure in moral turpitude and can only flip burgers for a living....

I guess the Republicans now follow the Trump doctrine - Never admit failure; hit them twice as hard and keep lying. I hope this administration only serves as models of how not to behave. Such "Christians."

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