In a surprisingly critical segment on Media Buzz — the Fox News show covering the media — host Howie Kurtz and his guests took White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders to task for refusing to acknowledge she gave reporters false information when discussing a meeting at Trump Tower in 2016.
Host Kurtz called out Sanders for refusing “to even engage or acknowledge the question” asked by reporter Josh Dawsey who cited a statement from Donald Trump’s lawyers that the president personally dictated a response to the meeting currently under investigation — completely contradicting Sanders’ previous comments.
Panelist and Federalist editor Mollie Hemingway only lightly defended Sanders.
“Last year she specifically said Trump didn’t dictate the letter,” Hemingway recalled. “The attorney’s letter said he did. That is something that needs to be dealt with.”
“No one begrudges her for having had false information,” Hemingway said. “And it’s not a big deal whether the president dictated this letter or not. But something needs to be done to restore credibility when you have said something that’s not true, and I’m surprised that they don’t have a better way of cleaning that up.”
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