A woman who frequently appears in front of the White House and reporters’ cell phonesIn spite of that is nearly as good at telling lies as her mentor Donald Trump. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a PK or preacher’s kid. Her father Mike Huckabee is also a political figure who was Arkansas’ governor and ran for president in 2008 and 2016. In spite of that, a CNN journalist cut Sanders down to size on The View.
Chris Cuomo host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time told The View’s co-host Meghan McCain that he invited Sanders to appear on his show. Last summer, the secretary gave the wrong answer about the infamous Trump Tower meeting. The president’s campaign manager, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and his eldest son Don Trump Jr. got together with a handful of Russians. One of the Russians was an attorney close to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
After the meeting, Trump Sr. dictated a note saying that the group had been talking about adoptions of Russian children. That phrase was shorthand for easing the U.S.-imposed Russian sanctions for interfering with America’s 2016 presidential election and other misdeeds.
After POTUS did this, Sanders released a statement from Donald Trump, Jr. about that meeting with the Russians. She said the president “certainly didn’t dictate” it.
The problem with that was that the president’s personal attorneys sent a letter in January 2017 that said otherwise. The New York Times obtained that letter, which went to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The letter said, CNN reported:
‘(The president)…dictated a short but accurate response to The New York Times article on behalf of his son, Donald Trump, Jr.’
Therefore, when Cuomo told the women on The View that he asked Sanders whether she regretted or original response, the press secretary responded simply:
‘No, I don’t.’
Her way of dealing with the contradiction was to refer all questions about the issue to the man currently sitting in the Oval Office’s outside attorneys.
He told McCain about Sanders telling him that they intentionally were “walling ourselves off:”
‘We are purposefully walling ourselves off and allowing the outside counsel to do their job and we’re doing ours.’
Cuomo relayed to McCain on The View what he told her during his CNN segment:
‘I said we don’t discuss questions, but you know what my main interest is. You keep saying you can’t answer questions about what you knew and when because counsel won’t let you — that counsel doesn’t represent you. You can say whatever you want. Why don’t you tell the American people if you knew then what you know now, you would have given them a different answer.’
During one of the very rare press briefings, three journalists asked Sanders why there was such inconsistencies. After that briefing, CNN said that the president’s attorney Jay Sekulow stood by the legal team’s letter.
This was the original letter the attorney’s sent to Mueller’s people. It claimed Trump “dictated” his eldest son’s statement.
Cuomo told McCain that Sanders said:
‘I wish that we spent a lot less time focused on things that the American people don’t care about, I wish we spent a lot less time talking about this witch hunt, and that we talked about things that impacted everyday Americans.’
Cuomo also told McCain that having Sanders on his show was disastrous:
‘She came on and parroted a dumb answer that was given to her by the administration.’
‘I’m proud of the place where I work, but you can’t judge everyone at CNN the same way,. You have to see how they do their job, how he or she does their job. If you’re in the business of communication with the American people, your currency is integrity and telling the truth, and owning it when you get it wrong. Pretty simple equation, hard to do for human beings.’
‘This administration lies more than anything I have ever seen in public life. I was raised in politics, so I have a very low bar for being truthful because I’ve been raised around politicians. So I’m used to how it can be spun. I’ve never seen anything like this. Sarah Sanders has to own her own choices.’
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