Corey Lewandowski offered a curious defense when he was confronted for his false attack on former FBI Director Jim Comey. On Monday the president’s former campaign manager and current Trump BFF told Fox News viewers that Jim Comey failed to protect attendees of the Boston Marathon for the 2013 terror bombing. Tuesday afternoon he was challenged to defend the claim on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
Andres Mitchell challenged Lewandowski Tuesday afternoon, reminding him that Comey “was not FBI Director for another five months” after the Boston bombing. In fact, he was a private citizen at the time.
“That’s right,” Lewandowski responded. “As you know Jim Comey served as the head of the Boston office of the FBI, I believe, for a period of time, at the same time that Mr. Mueller, I believe, served as the U.S. Attorney, in the State of Massachusetts.”
(NCRM has not been able to confirm this, and it appears to be false. Mueller was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts between 1986 and 1987. Comey was never the head of the Boston office of the FBI. He was in private practice until 1987.)
“This goes back some 20 years,” he admitted. “But Jim Comey was responsible, I believe, for the Whitey Bulger fiasco, which took place in Boston. I believe that Jim Comey, at the time, was the head of the FBI in Boston when Whitey Bulger –”
(This also appears to be incorrect.)
“Whitey Bulger had nothing to do with the Boston bombing,” Mitchell interjected.
“But if we’re looking at Jim Comey as a man who has positioned himself as man who is above reproach, I think we have to start looking very directly at what he accomplished or didn’t accomplish as a FBI agent.”
Whitey Bulger is an 88-year old former mob boss who was sentenced in 2013 to two life terms plus five years for racketeering and involvement with 11 murders.
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‘Pay Tribute to This President’: Conservatives on Fox News Call Eagles ‘Narcissistic’ Celebrities With a ‘God Complex’
Conservative Fox News commentator Candace Owens on Wednesday blasted players on the Eagles NFL team and accused them of having a “god complex” because they declined an invitation to meet President Donald Trump at the White House.
During a panel discussion on Fox & Friends, Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump super PAC, complained that “only in America” could football players win the Super Bowl and “not pay gratitude to our president.”
“Pay tribute to the greatest country in the history of the world, pay tribute to this president,” Kirk said.
Owens, who also works for Turning Point, argued that the players could not have a productive conversation with Trump because they are too “narcissistic.”
“What we’re really seeing is a window into the narcissistic, egotistical minds that is the celebrity brain,” Owens said of the Eagles players. “They actually think that they deserve more honor and more respect and more dignity than our veterans and our troops.”
“And they’re unwilling to work with this administration simply because they have a god complex,” she continued. “I think what President Trump did here is so great. It’s exactly what needed to happen; a separation between the church and the state, the celebrities and the White House, especially on the backs of Barack Obama, who is honoring these celebrities and making them feel that there were better than the American people.”
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade reminded Owens that NFL players are protesting systemic racism in law enforcement.
“I don’t take that problem to be one of the big problems that is facing the black community,” Owens replied, dismissing the players’ concerns. “The bigger problem is black on black crime. Until they’re willing to talk the deeper issues that are rooted in our communities, I will not take seriously this war on our police officers, who in fact save black lives.”
Watch the video below from Fox News.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 6, 2018
Scaramucci: America Must ‘Evolve’ on Presidents Paying Porn Stars – Like Obama Did on Gay Marriage
Former Trump communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Friday ineptly tried to defend the president’s handling of the Stormy Daniels affair by citing former President Barack Obama.
During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Scaramucci said that American society needed to “evolve” on the issue of accepting politicians who cheat on their wives just as Obama once evolved to fully support same-sex marriage.
“We have a cultural movement now to where we accept marriage equality,” Scaramucci said. “We should have a cultural movement again where public officials should be left alone in their personal lives to do what they do.”
Cuomo seemed taken aback that Scaramucci would compare the struggle to legalize same-sex marriage with President Donald Trump giving a porn star hush money and then lying about it.
“Anthony, the Obama example about marriage equality, that has nothing to do with paying off a porn star to keep quiet about an alleged affair,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo then pointed out to Scaramucci that this sort of lying isn’t just a one-off instance, but part of a much broader pattern. He cited the Trump team blatantly lying in 2016 about Melania Trump’s speech being plagiarized from a Michelle Obama speech as an example, and he noted that the campaign only admitted the truth when completely cornered on it by the press.
“They lied about it, and credibility matters,” Cuomo said.
Watch the video below.
Kellyanne Conway Denies Comey ‘Swung’ Election to Trump After She Said He Did: ‘Add Sarcasm’
Kellyanne Conway has issued a terse and sharp denial that she told ABC News Monday morning Jim Comey “swung” the election for Donald Trump. Many have strongly suggested the polling numbers certainly make it appear that Comey’s late October announcement the FBI was investigating emails that appeared on a laptop shared by Anthony Weiner and Human Abedin cost Hillary Clinton the election.
“This guy swung an election,” Conway told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, while standing in the White House press briefing room while discussing partisan politics. “He thought the wrong person would win.”
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway slams former FBI Dir. James Comey: “This guy swung an election,” she told @ABC‘s @GStephanopoulos. “He thought the wrong person would win.” https://t.co/Myz7ZNighv pic.twitter.com/BXR0fj4Mfe
— ABC News (@ABC) April 16, 2018
Conway swung back on Twitter, insisting she was misunderstood.
In response to a tweet that says, “Conway on Comey: “This guy swung an election,” Conway tweeted:
He did not. He swung and miss. I was putting to bed that he was even capable of such a thing. Add sarcasm and stir. https://t.co/fXkoFPn3aC
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) April 16, 2018
But Conway’s admitting Comey’s actions turned the course of the election to her candidate is what’s making headlines.
Earlier Monday morning Conway also pushed back, insisting what she said is not what she said:
This misleading headline should include an eye roll and question mark. Point I made on 3 shows is that we are supposed to believe THIS guy swung an election? I don't think so. Kellyanne Conway slams Comey: 'This guy swung an election' – ABC News https://t.co/f0GdDE6Tvd
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) April 16, 2018
Some responses via Twitter:
LOGIC IN KELLYANNE CONWAY LAND:
1) Hillary should have won;
2) James Comey wanted Hillary to win;
3) So he sabotaged her and swung the election to Trump; because
4) She would reward him for his October Surprise against her by letting him keep his job.pic.twitter.com/kddSYRnSvU
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 16, 2018
Conway now claims her comments were sarcastic. Maybe they were. But it's odd spin for pretty much the only true thing you've said in the entire interview. https://t.co/C43dGfiBYx
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 16, 2018
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 16, 2018
Hey trump voters.
Your own stooge Kellyanne Conway just admitted that trump isn't legitimate because Comey swung the election for trump..
these are the best people trump has around him..
— RespectMyGame 💅🏽 (@battletested5) April 16, 2018
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