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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Went on ‘The View’ Today. It Didn’t Go Well. (Video)

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‘We Have to Be Honest, That’s Our Obligation to the American People’ Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says. She Should Resign.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a rare appearance Wednesday morning – neither at the White House Press Room podium nor on Fox News, but on ABC’s “The View.” It did not go well for her.

Huckabee Sanders was in one way or another criticized or attacked by Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sara Haines. Skewered, you could say, as “The View” does: respectfully but strongly and firmly.

This was possibly the most important interview Huckabee Sanders has ever given. She began by answering criticisms that she and her boss, President Trump, have been waging war on “the media.”

“During the discussion, View co-host Sara Haines implored Sanders not to label all of the media ‘fake news.’ But Sanders insisted the Trump administration had the right to call out media outlets that published false information,” Raw Story’s Eric Dolan reports.

“Is the media not supposed to report on the fact that 95 percent of what [Trump] says is a lie?” co-host Joy Behar interjected.

“The problem with that, Joy, that is — you are doing exactly what you’re talking about and pushing a false narrative,” Sanders shot back. 

“No it’s not,” Behar said. “It’s from PolitiFact. It’s not just the dreaded New York Times, it is other outlets that say it.”

Not only did she defend the administration’s constant attacks but she revealed a hugely important and hitherto unknown but vital fact: she knows what facts are, and she knows what truth is. And we know this because while sitting at the table on “The View,” she defined them for us.

Which means that she has not just been spewing administration talking points all year, she has been actively, knowingly, and wittingly lying to the American people from the White House. And that’s unconscionable.

Huckabee Sanders, who appeared alongside her father, former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, told “The View” co-hosts that there’s always “a little bit of friction” between any White House and the press corps, as if what’s happening in the Trump era is normal – to be clear, it is anything but. 

After literally using her boss’ now infamous “both sides” argument, here’s where she went wrong, and effectively admitted she has been lying:

“We have to be forthcoming, we have to be honest, that’s our obligation to the American people.”

In that statement, Huckabee Sanders indicted herself. because what she has been doing for months, and even before the president took office, is lie for Trump.

While PolitiFact has only rated two of Huckabee Sanders’ statements, it rated both of them false:

“The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence.”

False.

“Everybody acts like President Trump is the one that came up with this idea. … There are multiple news outlets that have reported” [that former President Barack Obama ordered wiretapping on Trump.]”

False.

PolitiFact has also rated hundreds of Donald Trump’s statements. The vast majority, while not 95% false as Joy Behar charged today, are varying degrees of false. 69% are mostly, totally, or “Pants on Fire” false. Just 17% are true or mostly true. 

In July, GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, “released a fact check calling out White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for peddling lies surrounding President Donald Trump’s announcement … to ban transgender soldiers from openly serving in ‘any capacity’ within the United States armed forces.”

In August, Talking Points Memo published a story with this headline: “Sanders Says It’s Not ‘Appropriate To Lie’ But Defends Bogus Trump Claims.”

And it turns out, she knew it all along:

The list of examples of Sarah Huckabee Sanders lying, spreading false information, just not telling the American people what she calls “the whole truth” is long. There’s no doubt she’s been lying, and now that she’s rold us she knows what the standard is for a White House Press Secretary, she should resign.

But we know she won’t, so let’s go back to her interview with “The View.”

Watch as Whoopi Goldberg asks Sarah Huckabee Sanders, “Where was President Obama born and is he an American citizen?” And watch her wriggle out of that.

Watch the entire clip.

Again, time for Huckabee Sanders to resign. 

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Raphael Warnock Beats Trump-Backed Herschel Walker – Democrats Increase Senate Majority

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Millions of Americans in Georgia voted to re-elect Democratic U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock and send him back to Washington D.C., NBC News projects. It is a clear mandate for the policies enacted by the Biden administration and a strong rebuke for the flailing former president, Donald Trump.

Senator Warnock faced a challenge from a Texas Republican who claimed to live in the Peach State, Trump-backed former NFL star Herschel Walker.

The New York Times, confirming Warnock is the projected winner, reports a huge number of Georgians, more than 3.3 million, voted in the runoff election.

An admitted Texas resident, Walker’s long list of hypocritical claims and actions, falsehoods, lies, and troubling business and tax dealings were only outweighed by the women who accused him of violent behavior, pressuring them and paying for them to get abortions, and revelations he had not one child but four, including a son he almost never sees.

READ MORE: ‘Everything Has Been a Lie’: Christian Walker Drops Damning New Video Blasting His Father’s ‘Lies’ Over Abortion

Warnock, who is also the Senior Pastor at the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s church, Ebenezer Baptist, out-raised and out-campaigned Walker, especially in the last week.

Herschel Walker appeared at only two events this weekend, Politico reported, “a tailgate in Atlanta before a University of Georgia football game on Saturday, where he did not speak, and a Sunday rally in Loganville, where his stump speech touched on everything from complaints about pronouns and critical race theory to funding law enforcement.”

With 51 votes in the Senate, Democrats will not be forced into a power-sharing agreement with Republicans as they were two years ago. President Biden will be able to nominate and have confirmed even more judges, an area he has excelled. And Democrats will have full committee majorities, giving them power to issue subpoenas in investigations.

RELATED: ‘The Child Would Not Be Safe’: Woman Who Says Herschel Walker Pressured Her to Have Abortion Says She Felt ‘Threatened’

The Washington Post on Tuesday noted that Democrats having 51 votes is “an insurance policy against the unthinkable — the possibility that vacancies or party switches could flip the majority. That has happened before, most recently in 2001. The reason that it hasn’t happened more often is mostly because the Senate isn’t usually this closely divided. But vacancies and seat flips do happen — a lot. In fact, since World War II, about 70 percent of Congresses have featured some kind of shift in partisan balance of the Senate between elections.”

The unthinkable includes the possibility that a Democratic Senator in a state headed by a Republican governor could resign or die, allowing a Republican to be installed in their place. As The Post notes, there are 11 cases currently where that could happen.

Warnock unseated a GOP Senator in a 2020 special election, making this his first full elected six-year term.

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain notes President Biden “becomes the first President since FDR 1934 to see every Senator in his party re-elected (who was seeking re-election.)”

 

 

 

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Guilty on All Counts: Trump Organization Loses Big in Criminal Fraud Case

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A jury has found thew crown jewel of Donald Trump’s real estate empire, The Trump Organization, guilty on all counts in a state criminal tax fraud case.

Calling it “a remarkable rebuke of the former president’s company and what prosecutors described as its ‘culture of fraud and deception,'” The New York Times reports the details include “conviction on all 17 counts.”

Charges include tax fraud, a scheme to defraud, and conspiracy and falsifying business records, but The Times says it is “hardly a death sentence for the Trump Organization.”

The Times adds the conviction comes “after more than a day of jury deliberations in State Supreme Court in Manhattan,” which “resulted from a long-running scheme in which the Trump Organization doled out off-the-books luxury perks to some executives: They received fancy apartments, leased Mercedes-Benzes, even private school tuition for relatives, none of which they paid taxes on.”

Donald Trump was not a defendant in the case, but the case will be front and center during his presidential run.

According to a press release from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, The Trump Organization and the Trump Payroll Corp. were convicted of the following charges:

  • Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, a class E felony, one count
  • Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count
  • Criminal Tax Fraud in Third Degree, a class D felony, two counts
  • Criminal Tax Fraud in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count
  • Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a class E felony, three counts

The Trump Corporation was also convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a class E felony.

MSNBC reported the verdict on-air:

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. 

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Watch: McConnell Refuses to Say He Will Not Support Trump for President Even After ‘Terminate the Constitution’ Demand

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Even after Donald Trump called for the “termination” of the U.S. Constitution this weekend and demanded he be put back into office or be given a do-over national presidential election, Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to say he will not support the ex-president’s current run for the White House.

McConnell kicked off his weekly press conference Tuesday by mildly criticizing Trump, although not mentioning him by name.

“First, let me just say that anyone seeking the presidency who thinks that the Constitution could somehow be suspended or not followed, it seems to me would have a very hard time being sworn in as president of United States,” McConnell told reporters.

But when asked if he “categorically” would refuse to support Trump – personally or in his role as Senate Republican Minority Leader – McConnell refused to go that far.

READ MORE: Watch: McConnell and McCarthy Shunned as Congressional Gold Medal Recipients Refuse to Shake Their Hands

“This is the second week in a row you’ve come out to begin your press conference criticizing Donald Trump,” a reporter off-camera said. “Can you say categorically that you do not support him if he were the Republican nominee?”

McConnell could not.

“What I’m saying is it would be pretty hard to be sworn in, to the presidency, if you’re not willing to uphold the Constitution. That’s what I said, and I just said it again,” McConnell stated.

“How about your personal support?” the reporter shot back.

McConnell ignored the question.

During the 2016 campaign Trump also made clear he did not feel beholden to upholding the Constitution, so it’s unclear why McConnell would suggest he could not be sworn in again should he be elected in 2024.

READ MORE: Far Right Republican Slammed by Raskin for Trying to Derail Respect for Marriage Bill with Failed Religious Amendment

In fact, Trump’s concerning remarks surrounding the Constitution in 2016 led Brown University political science professor Corey Brettschneider to pen a piece for Politico: “Trump vs. the Constitution: A Guide.”

“It may be true that Donald Trump has read the Constitution. But it’s unclear if he understands it,” it begins.

McConnell is not only the second longest serving leader of a party’s caucus in the Senate, nor his he just the Senate Republican Minority Leader.

He wields massive power and influence via his ties to a Super PAC.

According to CNN, the Senate Leadership Fund is “a super PAC affiliated with Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.”

This year alone, the Senate Leadership Fund has spent nearly $300 million to elect Republicans to the U.S. Senate. In 2020 it spent over $475 million.

Many have seen their ads, which are almost entirely, according to Open Secrets, against Democrats, not for Republicans.

Watch McConnell below or at this link.

 

 

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