Today we were privy to the irritating mass of slug slime that is Press Secretary Sean Spicer having his own meltdown as he attempted to go toe to toe with the press during his daily press briefing, and now, the spokesperson for the Ranking Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner (D-VA) is shooting Spicer’s remarks at the daily briefing down.
Earlier today, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Warner (D-VA) announced that no evidence had been found to support the ridiculous allegations made by Trump that former President Obama had wiretapped him. They stated:
‘Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.’
In response to this, the press asked Spicer specifically about Burr and Warner’s statement and in response, he went on a tear that will probably be the subject of the next SNL cold open.
‘No, they are not findings. There is a statement out today. They have not begun this. As you know, yesterday or two days ago, the Dept. of Justice asked for an additional week. So, the statement clearly says that at this time they don’t believe that. They have yet to go through the information. The Department of Justice as you know has not supplied it.’
He also told the reporter Trump stood by his allegations and that the reporter was mischaracterizing what happened regarding the statement issued by Burr and Warner. Spicer also added:
‘House and the Senate has not been provided all the information’
Spicer finished up the line of questioning with a shouting match.
However, that comment has lead to the spokesperson for Warner giving a statement to NBC which was tweeted out by Frank Thorp V. The statement read:
‘The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee would not have made the statement they made without having been fully briefed by the appropriate authorities.’
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) March 16, 2017
Furthermore, Burr and Warner are not the only ones who are wary of the president’s claims. Speaker Paul Ryan also voiced his doubts about the wiretapping claims saying, “got to the bottom – at least so far with respect to our intelligence community – that no such wiretap existed.” Also doubtful are House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes, Sen. Lindsay Graham, and Sen. Chuck Grassley.
Spicey can deflect all he wants. He can also stand behind his boss man 100 percent. However, repeating a lie will not make it any more true than it was the first time you spit it out. It will not make some alternative fact just magically appear to substantiate such baseless drivel. Unless, of course, they’ve been watching Seinfeld and have adopted the philosophy that “It’s not a lie if YOU believe it.”
Featured image via Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla.