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White House aide lashes out at the New York Times for story detailing Sarah Sanders’ dishonesty

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White House spokesman Hogan Gidley lashed out at the New York Times on Friday after it published a report examining Press Secretary Sarah Sanders beleaguered reputation, which took a severe hit this week when Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed that she had invented discussions with FBI staff who supposedly complained about former Director James Comey.

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The article explained how “It has been a hallmark of the Trump White House never to admit a mistake, never to apologize and never to cede a point. This case was no different.”

Instead of apologizing, Sanders has gone on the attack over the comments.

The report added: “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.” (Sanders didn’t give a comment to the Times.)

After the article was published, Gidley fired back with a statement that has been added to the piece: “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.”

The statement, of course, just demonstrated the Times’ point, which is that the White House is always combative and rarely if ever apologetic.

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This tendency speaks to the way President Donald Trump’s personal disposition is emulated by those who work for him. But the fact that he has gotten as far as he has within the conservative movement with this attitude is more deeply revealing. Even while they demand the highest standards from their critics and opponents, those on the right hardly ever feel the need to correct, back down or make amends. It’s an uneasy position for a country to be in when one of the major political parties is controlled by people who don’t think they’re accountable to any external forces.


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CNN’s fascinating series ‘The Windsors’ confirms why the dysfunctional royal family still rules

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"The Windsors: Inside The Royal Dynasty" knows damn well you don't want to wait 100 years to get to Meghan. The Duchess of Sussex — well, a dreamy, imagined version of her as she prepares to walk down the aisle on her wedding day — is the first figure we see in CNN's new six-part documentary series, before the story time jumps back a few generations. "But all that glitters is not gold," our narrator Rosamund Pike warns, as our American television star embarks on an alliance with a family that "will do whatever it takes to survive." Corny? Yes. Unsubtle? Absolutely. A deliciously soapy reality show involving a dysfunctional clan with posh accents? Sign me up.

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‘On a fundamental level, Donald Trump does not believe in America’: ‘God Complex’ author Justin Frank

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Donald Trump is living breathing proof of the truism that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Such an outcome is made even more dangerous when the person in question has shown himself to be mentally unwell.

Two weeks ago, the Republican Party crowned Donald Trump a de facto king and dictator through his show trial and "acquittal" in the U.S. Senate. Trump and his regime's enforcers, agents, sycophants and other minions have taken that travesty as permission to launch a full-on assault on the rule of law, the Constitution, democracy and the American people.

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Justice Dept prosecutors fear more Trump chaos and interference despite Barr rebuke of president: report

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According to a report at the New York Times, career Justice Department officials are bracing for more chaos and disarray caused by President Donald Trump despite what many think was Attorney General Bill Barr's insincere rebuke of the president for tweeting about pending cases.

According to the report, many within the Justice Department fear the president and his associates will either come after them or try to interfere with their work and believe that Barr will look the other way.

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