BUSTED: GOP lawmakers caught regurgitating lies from White House talking points on 'deep state' whistleblower
Texas Senator John Cornyn. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Gonzalez

Lies coming out of the mouths of Republican lawmakers were likely put there by the White House, according to a report on Tuesday.


HuffPost's Jennifer Bendery pointed out on Twitter that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) had refuted statements made by his fellow Republicans about a whistleblower who alleges President Donald Trump tried to get one or more foreign governments to interfere in U.S. politics.

According to Bendery, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sen. David Purdue (R-GA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) have all been caught repeating a falsehood that was found on White Hose talking points claiming real whistleblowers do not have "second-hand" knowledge of the alleged crimes.

The talking points also blamed the "deep state" for an attack on Donald Trump's presidency.

In fact, a whistleblower is not required to have first-hand knowledge of the issue. But this whistleblower is said to have relayed first-hand accounts in the complaint.

Read the statements and the talking points below.