When has this liar not had credibility issues?
Courtesy of NYT:
After admitting to investigators for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, that she delivered a false statement from the White House podium, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, defended herself in Trumpian fashion on Friday morning. She counterattacked.
The Mueller report revealed that Ms. Sanders had acknowledged that her repeated claim in 2017 that she had personally communicated with “countless” F.B.I. officials who told her they were happy with President Trump’s decision to fire James B. Comey as the agency’s director was a “slip of the tongue” and not founded on any facts.
Asked on “Good Morning America” if the report had damaged her credibility, Ms. Sanders responded that she had made the statement in the heat of the moment, and that it was not “a scripted talking point.”
But then she added, “I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democrat Party that went out for two and a half years and repeated time and time again that there was definitely Russian collusion between the president and his campaign.”
Of course, her answer was not a “slip of the tongue.”
As Lawrence O’Donnell pointed out she read her answer from prepared remarks.
.@Lawrence raises an important point in this clip. The first instance of the documented lie about Comey that @PressSec now claims was “a slip of the tongue” actually happened *while she was reading a statement* during a May 2017 White House briefing. She’s lying about lying! pic.twitter.com/NnyMZ8sHvq
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 20, 2019
So now there are some who think her clumsy attempts to defend herself are reflecting poorly on the Trump White House:
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. 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.
Actually, if the Mueller report tells us anything, it is that lying in an expected part of a job with the administration.
Trump wanted Jeff Sessions to lie, helped craft a lie for his son to tell about the Trump Tower meeting, and rewards those who publicly lie for him with more responsibilities and increased job security.
In fact, rather than have Huckabee Sanders lies work against her she has likely secured employment with Trump for as long as she wants or until the entire presidency implodes in on itself.