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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:50 PM

The evil that she's done lives after her [View all]

June 16, 2019, 10:52 AM EDT
By Kurt Bardella, NBC News THINK contributor

... The death of the White House’s daily press briefing, while unprecedented, is hardly the most destructive element of her tenure. It was rather a symptom of a much broader and frustrating reality that illustrated the changing dynamic between the executive branch and the free press that has come to define the Trump presidency.

Sanders said back in 2018 that she hoped she would be remembered as being a “transparent and honest” press secretary. Maybe that’s true. But make no mistake about it, Sanders knew exactly what she was getting into when she agreed to be the definitive spokesperson for the man who openly declared that the press was “the enemy of the people.” And it wasn’t going to involve a lot of transparency or honesty ...

... page 284 of the Mueller report .. exposed Sanders as an unapologetic liar. In the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, Sanders told reporters that the rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey. However, according to the Mueller Report, she made that declaration “in the heat of the moment” and it “wasn’t founded on anything” ...

... Sanders only finally told the truth about Comey when she was worried about going to jail ...

... She allowed herself to become an instrument of propaganda and an amplifier of extremism. That is her legacy ...


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