Special counsel Robert Mueller revealed in his report that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted under oath that she had lied to the American people as part of the cover-up over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Sanders has since set out on a publicity tour to attempt to repair the damage to her reputation.
“Some of Mr. Trump’s aides and allies acknowledged on Friday that it was problematic for the president’s chief spokeswoman to spend airtime defending her own credibility,” The New York Times reported Friday.
“But White House officials — some of whom think Ms. Sanders is taking an unfair beating in the press — do not expect Mr. Trump to be fazed by the controversy. Unlike previous administrations, in which officials feared blows to their credibility in public, Mr. Trump’s press aides are generally performing for an audience of one — the president,” The Times explained.
“In previous administrations, when it was revealed that press secretaries had delivered false statements from the White House podium, there was more of a reaction and often some soul-searching,” The Times added.
The White House defiantly attacked The Times for reporting on Sanders’ credibility.
“The White House staff will never be lectured on truth-telling from the media that pushed a flat-out lie about Donald Trump for two years,” principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told The Times.
Read the full report.