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Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Trump-Russia Investigation: ‘My Gosh, When Are They Going to Let That Go?’

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73 Percent of Americans Want an Independent Commission to Investigate Trump-Russia

White House Deputy Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders is calling the investigations into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials “absurd.”

Sanders went on Fox News Tuesday night to discuss the state of the congressional and FBI investigations into Trump and Russia in the wake of the firing of Bureau Director Jim Comey. 

“You’ve still got the same people that would be carrying out [the FBI investigation], whether it’s through the Department of Justice – that process continues, both, I believe, in the House and Senate committees, and I don’t see any change or disruption there,” Sanders told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

But I think the bigger point on that is, my gosh, Tucker, when are they going to let that go?” she said, presumably of Democrats. “It’s been going on for nearly a year. Frankly, it’s kind of getting absurd. There’s nothing there. We’ve heard that time and time again. We heard it in the testimonies earlier this week. We’ve heard it for the last eleven months. There is no there, there,” Sanders insisted. The Trump administration has refused to fully co-operate with investigations and could move forward if it stopped stonewalling.

Sanders is wrong. In testimonies this week the Senate was told by Sally Yates and James Clapper they could not publicly comment on collusion because it’s classified. 

“It’s time to move on,” Sanders continued, “and frankly, it’s time to focus on the things the American people care about. They’re not worried about this false narrative that the media continues to want to drive.”

That’s also false. 73 percent of Americans want an independent commission to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, including what contacts Russia had with the Trump team. The majority of American want Congress to fully investigate also.

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Sanders claimed Americans instead of investigation into Russia and Trump “want to know about the economy, they want to know about education, they want to talk about national security. That’s what our administration is trying to focus on and that’s frankly I think what the rest of the country is ready for the media start focusing on as well.”

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Eric Trump Melts Down on Fox News Because He’s Getting ‘Subpoena After Subpoena After Subpoena’

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Eric Trump complained on Sunday that the Trump Organization and the Trump family is facing an onslaught of investigations and that they are forced to respond to subpoenas “every single day.”

The former president’s son made the remarks during an interview on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo.

“The problem with the Democrats is they dig so deep that they always find themselves,” Trump said. “And the reason I’m frustrated about this is every single day since my father ran for president, my father and our entire family and our company has been under investigation. Every single day, Maria, we get subpoena after subpoena after subpoena.”

“But, I mean, they weaponized the entire system in this country,” he added. “They’ve weaponized the DOJ. They’ve weaponized our military. They weaponized the educational system in this country. They’ve weaponized the medical system in this country. The Democrats weaponize absolutely everything they can to use again their political opponents.”

Watch the video below from Fox News.

 

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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

Trump Supporter Wearing Dead Animal Refuses to Believe Jan. 6 Was Violent — Even After CNN Showed Him Video

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One of the 400 to 450 people who rallied in DC in support of those who stormed the Capitol on January 6th refused to believe that the Trump supporters who sought to overturn the election were violent.

CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz interviewed a Trump supporter wearing an animal hat who was clearly misinformed about the events on January 6th.

“It’s a public building. I mean people have been held all this time, I think the most severe charge that any of them have is trespassing,” the man falsely claimed.

“But there are some who were charged with assaulting officers,” Prokupecz noted.

“Those are lies,” the fur-clad Trump supporter argued.

“So you don’t believe the video?” Prokupecz asked.

The man claimed he had seen no such video. So CNN showed him video — and he still didn’t believe it.

Video of the man singing a song about Ashli Babbitt was captured by HuffPost reporter Ryan J. Reilly.

Prokupecz offered his analysis to CNN anchor Jim Acosta.

“It just seems, Jim, that it would take almost a miracle to convince some of the people who were here that this was a very serious situation. They all have downplayed it. In this instance, this video blaming the police for what happened and they should have gotten out of the way,” he said.

“They’re in a state of denial, is what it is,” Acosta replied. “I mean, that’s just extraordinary to meet somebody who says show me the video and then you show them the video — and they’re still not convinced. It just shows you how sinister this world of disinformation is that we’re all living in right now.”

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NOT EVEN CLOSE

Sean Spicer Bitterly Complains the Press Is Treating Jen Psaki Better Than They Did Him

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As part of a deep dive into the growing popularity of White House press secretary Jen Psaki who has a legion of admirers on social media due to her handling of press, former Donald Trump press secretary Sean Spicer complained to the New York Times that she has gotten a free pass from the media that he never got.

According to the report, even Peter Doocy of Fox News had high praise for Psaki despite his almost daily battles with Psaki that have become widely shared on Twitter and evening newscasts.

“It never feels like I’m getting smacked down or vice versa,” Doocy admitted. “I understand why it looks like that, some of the ways that stuff gets clipped, but it doesn’t feel like that in the room.”

He added, “When I got back from my wedding she made a point to tell everybody in the briefing room that I just got married. That’s a transcript I can print out and show to my kids one day.”

As for Spicer, who eventually resigned following combative press conferences that were famously mocked on Saturday Night Live — with actor Melissa McCarthy portraying a bullying and manic Spicer — he thinks he was held to a higher standard than the current press secretary.

“‘I walked into the lion’s den every day — she walks into a bunch of kittens,'” Sean Spicer, Mr. Trump’s first press secretary and now the 6 p.m. anchor on Newsmax, said in an interview,” the Times’ Michael Grynbaum wrote.

Spicer also took exception to Psaki taking a dig at him during a press conference after President Joe Biden asked him to resign from the board of the United States Military Academy when she was asked about his performance in her job as well as appearances by Kellyanne Conway defending Donald Trump.

Psaki replied, “I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified.”

That led Spicer to complain, “Jen chose to stand and question my qualifications and services to this country. Once she did that, the gloves were off.”

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