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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.

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.”

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

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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Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island

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ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.

The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.

"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."

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‘Names are going to start coming out’: New report says more elites will be exposed in the Epstein case — and ‘DC is on edge’

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Will other powerful people — presumably men — get taken down as a result of the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein?

That’s the hope of many closer followers of the story, but it’s far from clear what, if any, fallout there will be. Epstein’s connections to Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have raised suspicions about potential evidence of their wrongdoing, such suspicions remain unproven. Alan Dershowitz has already faced accusations of being involved in Epstein’s crimes, though he denies the charge vigorously.

But a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman says that “DC is on edge” over the Epstein case, and any elites who have run in his circles could be involved. Dozens of girls, if not more, are believed to be involved in his alleged sex trafficking, and lawyers for some of the women who have accused Epstein are strongly suggesting that other high-profile figures will be implicated.

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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