Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has revealed that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has knowingly told multiple lies during her time working for President Donald Trump.
CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary under former President Bill Clinton, mocked Sanders on Monday for being so shameless in lying to the American public — only to immediately admit the truth when being interviewed by Mueller’s team.
“When she knew… she could go to jail, join Paul Manafort in a jail cell, it became clear to her that she needed to tell the truth,” Lockhart said.
Lockhart went on to document that the lies Sanders has been telling haven’t been harmless white lies, either — in fact, she smeared the reputation of former FBI Director James Comey by falsely claiming “countless” FBI agents had expressed gratitude for Trump’s decision to fire him in 2017.
“If you look at the lie she told, she knew James Comey was being fired because of the Russia investigation,” he said. “She participated in the obstruction of justice to smear James Comey in order to slow down or stop this investigation. Yes, she has no credibility. I think there is a much bigger thing here: She participated in the effort with President Trump in order to obstruct justice.”
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Trump is ‘losing it’ and ‘devolving down into rabbit holes of conspiracy theories’: Conservative TV host
On Monday, conservative CNN talk show host S. E. Cupp slammed President Donald Trump for his behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"I think no matter who the president is, there's always going to be someone criticizing the response to a disaster," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "But something that has been true since the beginning of this is that the president really had a real opportunity, handed one, to unify people, to lead, to set a tone, and he's really squandering it, isn't he?"
"I think we should say, Brianna, this has long gone past offensive, and distasteful. I think what we're seeing is the president losing it," said Cupp. "I don't think that the president's behavior is that of a healthy, stable, balanced person. That he can't focus all of his energy and efforts and attention on this global pandemic, on securing the physical and economic safety and health of this country, is very alarming. Instead, devolving down these rabbit holes of conspiracy theories, baseless conspiracy theories as you pointed out, attacking women for their looks and their weight, you know, threatening governors, one in Michigan for mail-in voting, another in North Carolina for not guaranteeing a full house at the RNC."
Trump ally: It’s ‘unrealistic’ to say president shouldn’t golf just because people are dying of COVID-19
On CNN Monday, former Trump adviser and Republican lobbyist David Urban defended President Donald Trump's decision to take a golf outing as coronavirus deaths approached 100,000.
"Every death is horrible," Urban said. However, "people die in America every day, and just to expect the president to sit frozen in his office is unrealistic."
The US approaches 100,000 coronavirus deaths, while this weekend President Trump played golf.
Close Trump confidante @DavidJUrban says “every death is horrible," but "people die in America every day, and just to expect the president to sit frozen in his office is unrealistic.” pic.twitter.com/rYnVaUD0Tc
Watching Trump read from teleprompter is like a ‘parallel universe’ compared to his crazy tweets: CNN’s John King
President Donald Trump on Monday delivered a somber Memorial Day address -- and CNN host John King remarked about how strange it was to see him acting presidential.
Even though the president spent the weekend launching angry attacks on his political foes that included a baseless accusation of murder against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, he stuck entirely to reading from the teleprompter during his Memorial Day speech, which included stirring stories of courage about members of America's armed forces.