On Tuesday, a reporter from CNN had the audacity to call White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a liar. She had the perfect comeback, though, embarrassing the insolent “journalist” in front of all his colleagues.
On Tuesday, for the second consecutive day, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pestered with questions about her credibility. This, from the same reporters who falsely told us all that President Donald Trump called illegal immigrants “animals” and that Hillary Clinton would win the White House.
Sanders said last August that President Donald Trump did not dictate his oldest son’s statement on the infamous Trump Tower meeting, but a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller from Trump’s outside lawyers said the president did dictate the statement.
The 2016 Trump Tower meeting, as well as the statement explaining it, is under scrutiny by Mueller, who is probing whether the president obstructed his investigation into Russia’s interference in the election. Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials met in New York with a Russian lawyer they’d been told could offer dirt on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, though they later said such damaging material was never discussed. [Source: The Hill]
In light of the letter from Trump’s lawyers, reporters asked Sanders why they should trust her claims now after she was wrong about Trump Jr.’s statement. This prompted the president’s spokeswoman to defend herself as an “honest person” whose “credibility is probably higher than the media’s.”
“I think you all know I’m an honest person who works extremely hard to provide you with accurate information at all times,” Sanders told reporters at her daily press briefing. “Frankly, I think my credibility is probably higher than the media’s, and I think in large part that’s because you guys spend more of your time focused on attacking the president than reporting the news,” she said.
Sanders added that she did not want to “get into a back-and-forth” about her initial comments about the Trump Tower meeting and again referred reporters to the president’s team of private attorneys.
Even Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s own lawyer, said that no one had lied about the information and that the original denial from Sanders was a simple “mistake” on the White House’s part. “I don’t think anybody’s lying,” Giuliani said on CNN. “I think a mistake was made.”
The former mayor of New York told CNN that those kinds of mistakes happen “all the time” in the early stages of an investigation. No one testified falsely under oath, Giuliani also noted.
Giuliani was brought onto the Trump legal team in late April to represent him throughout the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Giuliani said Monday that he only agreed with “70, 80 percent” of the January letter. [Source: The Hill]
To any rational person, it would seem clear that Sanders’ statement was the result of a miscommunication. That can easily happen when you are singularly responsible to be the one spokesperson for the leader of the free world; obviously, there’s a lot going on and discrepancies can occur.
To that end, it’s amazing that Sarah Sanders is as spot-on as she is on a regular basis. The malicious mainstream media is constantly looking for a way to discredit her, and in her entire tenure as press secretary, this was the best that they could do. Frankly, that suggests that she is a very honest person, not a liar. But, leave it to a “journalist” from CNN to insinuate otherwise.
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