MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell on Friday presented video evidence that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders “lied about her lie” when being interviewed by federal investigators.
“It is not news that Sarah Sanders is a pathological liar who works for a pathological liar, that is why as a general rule I do not use video of Sarah Sanders speaking at White House press briefings,” O’Donnell noted. “I don’t let this program become a delivery system for Trumpian propaganda, which is the only thing that Sarah Sanders traffics in whenever she speaks, wherever she speaks.”
“Many Mueller report readers have been just delighted to find that when Sarah Sanders was in effect under oath speaking to Robert Mueller’s investigators, she was forced to admit that she lied,” he noted. “But that’s not exactly what happened.”
“Remember, Sarah Sanders is not just a liar, she is a pathological liar. So when she was admitting to the Mueller investigators that she didn’t tell the truth, she actually lied to them — and they knew it,” he explained.
The host presented visual evidence of the moment documented in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
“She was reading a prepared statement about Trump administration news before she took any questions from anyone. There was no heat of the moment. There was no slip of the tongue. She was reading,” O’Donnell explained. “She was reading words that she and the team of liars in the White House press office wrote in the cool comfort of their offices.”
“That was a lie that she wrote and then very calmly and deliberately read to the news media and to the country. The rank and file of the FBI had lost confidence in their director and then when she was forced under oath to admit that statement wasn’t true, she actually lied about her lie,” he noted.
As other Trump associates have discovered, lying to federal investigators is a crime that can result in prison time.
Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report
President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to let Russia attend the next Group of Seven summit.
Since 2014, Russia's membership in the organization has been suspending in response to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea. That changed the name from the G8 Summit to the G7 Summit.
The announcement came from pool reporter Gabby Orr of Politico, who said Trump will also invite South Korea, Australia and India to the next summit, which he is postponing until September.
More via pooler: “‘I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,’ he said. Alyssa Farah said this is bringing together our traditional allies to talk about how to deal with the future of China.”
Seattle mayor imposes emergency curfew — set to begin only 14 minutes after her announcement
The mayor of Seattle announced on Twitter that she would be signing an executive order imposing a curfew.
"I will soon be signing an emergency order and the city of Seattle will be imposing a 5 pm curfew soon," Durkin tweeted at 4:46 p.m. -- only 14 minutes before the order was set to go into effect.
"Crowds need to disburse from downtown immediately," she ordered.
"While many individuals gathered peaceful, some individuals have started fires and are destroying buildings. There are multiple fires downtown and it is an extremely dangerous situation. @Seattelfire (sic) does not have access to buildings," she continued.
‘Stop it! Stop it’: Shocking video shows young girl in Seattle crying after reportedly being maced by police
Video posted to social media on Saturday reportedly shows the aftermath after a young girl was maced by Seattle Police.
The girl can be heard screaming as protesters attempted to deliver first aid.
"Stop it! Stop it," she screamed.
Here is a thread Twitter user Kayvon Behroozian posted to Twitter, tagging local media outlets, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.
Apparently Officer Campbell (see thread — mustache) of @SeattlePD maced the CHILD crying in this video. He did not provide his badge number upon request, unlike his colleagues. @seattletimes @Q13FOX @MayorJenny @carmenbest (posting on behalf of friend who took these videos/pics) pic.twitter.com/0ojb37RSJt