Some White House aides worry that Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently revealed credibility issues will hurt Trump. Really?

By |2019-04-20T16:42:58-08:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |15 Comments

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. 

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. 

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15 Comments

  1. Old Redneck April 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Most of Sarah’s problem is that she graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Contrast this fact to last week (was it Wednesday night?) when Rachel Maddow had Mayor Pete on her show — two Rhodes Scholars in the same studio talking about things.

    Someone needs to tell Aunt Sarah that fat and stupid is no way to go through life.

  2. Anonymous April 20, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Is it self-hatred borne of daddy loins?
    I honestly do not get how she sleeps at night knowing what she’s done by day.

    • Whatevs April 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      She’s too stupid to have any morals. Just like her boss. And her Daddy.

  3. Anon April 20, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Moo, Moo.Oink, Oink, Oink

    • Anon April 20, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you for your well thought out and perfectly delivered commentary. Your stunning revelations bring a staggering amount of intelligence and logic to the discussion. You, my friend, are the real MVP!

      • Anon April 21, 2019 at 7:55 am

        embarrased sly smile…

  4. Moles April 20, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    She’s been lying her butt off since day one. Why would we notice any difference?

  5. Anon April 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Her fundamentalist upbringing has put her in a trance. And she is completely unaware. It is a spell of literalism. Easter itself is the story of transcending, which means maturing from a child’s way of seeing things as solely literal. Put down your fork and pearls, bitch, and go to India for a few years.
    And don’t eat any eggs, you’ve had enough.

    • Katydid April 21, 2019 at 3:59 am

      Her fundamentalist upbringing tught her it’s perfectly fine to lie. Her father does it all the time, too. The whole family lies. Her upbringing also taught her brother it’s okay to torture dogs; no living things matter to them besides themselves.

  6. Anonymous April 21, 2019 at 2:53 am

    If Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ tongue is indeed as slippery as she would have us believe, then she might want to consider switching to a different form of prostitution, a more honest and respectable one, than the one she’s currently engaged in.

  7. GiuliGiuliGiuli April 21, 2019 at 6:44 am

    OT/
    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/michael-cohen-turned-trump-giuliani-dropped-ball-ignored-pleas-help-report/

    “What we had here was a failure to communicate,” said Costello. “My mission was to get everyone tuned in to the same channel. My thought was a face-to-face meeting among all the lawyers together with Cohen would put everyone on the same channel. The meeting never happened, and the rest is history.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/rudy-giuliani-melts-jake-tapper-grilling-theres-nothing-wrong-getting-help-russians/

    “Stop the bull. Stop the bull,” Giuliani complained. “What a hypocrite. What a hypocrite. Any candidate in the whole world in America would take information [about its opponent].” ““No, no, there’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians,” he added. “It depends on where it came from. It depends on where it came from. You’re assuming that the giving of information is a campaign contribution.””

  8. tOny FabriZio April 21, 2019 at 7:13 am

    OT? CNN team lays out the backstory of their assignment and how this investment of time yielded big journalistic returns.

    “stakeouts could be exhausting, there were moments when the full weight of the responsibility would hit us. Often we were the only journalistic eyes and ears on the ground at Mueller’s office — not just for all of CNN, but all of the world. It was history.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/21/politics/robert-mueller-stakeout/index.html

  9. anonymous April 21, 2019 at 7:30 am

    In an interview on MSNBC’s AM Joy, the ex-GOP lawmaker said Republicans have already shown they don’t care about the rule of law.

    There are valid arguments to be made over the strategy House Democrats should take to reign in Trump and hold him accountable for the damning conduct laid out in the Mueller report.

    But doing nothing is not an option, particularly after Democrats were successful in 2018 based in part on their promise to hold this president accountable.
    The American people expect them to be a check on Trump’s abuses of power.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/04/20/former-gop-congressman-tells-house-dems-to-ignore-the-fox-bubble-and-move-toward-impeachment.html

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/04/20/democrats-get-their-battle-cry-the-easiest-way-to-impeach-trump-is-to-vote-him-out.html

    Congress overwhelmingly voted, 420-0, asking for a complete copy of the report. That was a bipartisan vote. So members on both sides of the aisle and the American people want to see the full report. Should we go to impeachment proceedings?

    Members of Congress have a top secret security clearance. They should be able to see this report even if it’s not made public, the intelligence and judiciary committees should have this report, should be privy to know what’s in it and be ready to ask some pointed questions to people who may be responsible for wrongdoing.

  10. Anonymous April 21, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Each journalist should prefess their question with is this the truth Hucka LIAR or another one of your lies?

    Why even bother having press conference other than to get her lies on the record.

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