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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Finally Returns to National TV – This Time to Whitewash Her Lies and Save Her Job

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‘Sorry That I Wasn’t a Robot’ ∙ Huckabee Sanders Takes to Fox News and ABC, Lies Again

Among the very damaging revelations included in Attorney General William Barr’s version of the redacted Mueller report is the way in which White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lies.

For anyone who’s ever watch one of her now canceled “daily” press briefings (she stopped holding them many months ago, without notice or explanation), it’s clear she lies to the press – and holds them in contempt.

But to see Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s exposé of the 36-year old Trump devotee in black-and-white is stunning. Here’s a section (page 78) on how she handled defending the firing of former FBI Director Jim Comey:

The most damning portion is at the end:

When a reporter indicated that the “vast majority” of FBI agents supported Corney, Sanders said , “Look, we’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things. ” Following the press conference, Sanders spoke to the President, who told her she did a good job and did not point out any inaccuracies in her comments.  Sanders told this Office that her reference to hearing from “countless members of the FBI” was a “slip of the tongue .” She also recalled that her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey was a comment she made “in the heat of the moment” that was not founded on anything.

Huckabee Sanders lied. “Countless” FBI agents did not tell the White House they had lost confidence in Comey. Base on the Mueller report, none had: “a comment she made ‘in the heat of the moment’ that was not founded on anything.”

As the Trump administration often does, and as calls on social media grew for her resignation, Huckabee Sanders went on Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night, to lie once again.

She tells Sean Hannity the word “countless” was “a slip of the tongue,” but totally ignored the portion of the report, which most Americans and even less Fox News viewers will never read, that says her claim “was not founded on anything.”

She lied to reporters, she lied to the American people, and here she is, lying on Fox News:

Friday morning, Huckabee Sanders did the same on ABC News: she lied.

Notice the difference in her behavior. She’s cheerful on Hannity, and a warrior on ABC News.

George Stephanopoulos confronts her with video of her lying, despite the Mueller report noting her “comments were not founded on anything.”

She refused to admit she had lied, and repeatedly battled Stephanopoulos.

“I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot, like the Democrat party that went out for two and a half years and stated time and time again that there was definitely Russian collusion between the president and his campaign.”

She went on to attack Jim Comey and the Mueller investigation.

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GOP Lawmakers Lie to Skip House Votes – So They Can Attend Conservative Conference in Orlando

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Four of the Republican Party’s most extreme House lawmakers have submitted signed letters claiming they must vote by proxy due to the ongoing health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic. But as CNN’s Manu Raju reports, all four are in sunny Florida attending or even speaking at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference.

“Several Republicans in the House have skipped Friday’s votes and enlisted their colleagues to vote on their behalf, signing letters saying they couldn’t attend ‘due to the ongoing public health emergency.’ But those members are scheduled to be at CPAC,” Raju reports.

“The members include Rep. Matt Gaetz,” Raju adds, “as well as some of Trump’s staunchest defenders who are listed as speakers, like Reps. Paul Gosar of Arizona, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina and Ted Budd of North Carolina.”

Here’s Rep. Matt Gaetz on Thursday at CPAC, apparently unconcerned about the coronavirus as he walks maskless in the halls laughing with supporters:

Republicans were initially vehemently opposed to voting by proxy when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi approved it. But now they are abusing the procedure, and apparently lying to invoke it.

 

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‘No Ethics’ Matt Gaetz Gaslights in Defense of Cruz – Gets Roasted for Having ‘No Moral High Ground’

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U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, decided to weigh in on Ted Cruz abandoning his constituents for a trip to sunny Cancun while some of them literally froze to death. Gaetz came out by defending Cruz, saying no apology was necessary.

More specifically, Gaetz gaslighted the general public, by saying, “Ted Cruz should not have apologized.”

The Senator from Texas who used his two little girls as a shield for his bad behavior did not apologize.

“It was obviously a mistake and in hindsight I wouldn’t have done it,” which is what Cruz told reporters, is no apology.

Many have accepted Gaetz’s false claim that Cruz apologized,  but blasted him for saying that Cruz should have gone further, and resigned.

Related: While Ted Cruz Was Rushing Back to America AOC Raised $1 Million for the People of Texas

Others reminded Gaetz that he is hardly in any position to be a moral arbiter.

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Larry Kudlow Trashes Kamala Harris in Expletive-Filled Hot Mic Outburst on Fox News

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Larry Kudlow is returning to cable news after a nearly three-year stint in the Trump White House as the president’s economic advisor, and he kicked off his first day at his new job with an expletive-filled attack on Vice President Kamala Harris.

Harris has been under fire for her recent – and entirely taken out of context – comments about vaccine distribution, taken from an interview with Axios that aired on HBO over the weekend.

First, what she actually said.

“There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations. We were leaving it to the states and local leaders to try and figure it out,” Harris said, speaking about when the Biden administration took office. “And so in many ways, we’re starting from scratch on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year.”

Tuesday afternoon Fox News played a short excerpt of Vice President Harris’ coronavirus vaccine distribution comments, setting off Kudlow.

Fox News dishonestly decided to play just this part of her remarks: “in many ways, we’re starting from scratch on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year.”

In the background, on a hot mic, Kudlow repeatedly screamed “bullshit! bullshit! bullshit! bullshit!” as Mediaite noted.

But the Vice President is correct.

There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations when the Biden administration took office less than four weeks ago. Vaccines were shipped to states, and then they and local leaders were forced to try to figure it out. Distribution, transport (which requires sub-zero temperatures), how to administer the vaccine, who should get it first, how to schedule, whether or not to have mass vaccination sites, how to pay for it all, everything. Zero help, including basics like exactly when to expect how many doses, from the federal government.

Kudlow was reacting to Fox News’ out-of-context quote, but he’s absolutely wrong on the facts.

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