Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Huckabee-Sanders: White House Press Secretary Has to Go and ASAP

The GOP Might Be in Charge, but They Are Not in Control
(Case in Point)

Hey, Mr. and Mrs. Gee Old Poops: Stop the Earth’s rotation so this crazy, incoherent, moronic mouthpiece can get off… what an utter disgrace to the position.

This article from the Huffington Post lays it out quite good – a keeper for sure.

WASHINGTON (August 1, 2017) ― White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders all but confirmed that Trump had in fact dictated his son’s public response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer (after a chain of denials).

Now, her statement directly contradicts the president’s legal team (Jay Sekulow specifically) and thus may place Trump in legal jeopardy re: The multiple ongoing investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russia last year.

Background Story Leading Up to This:

The Washington Post reported twice that Trump personally drafted what turned out to be a misleading explanation for Donald Jr. and his meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 in Trump Tower.

The meeting was held after Trump Jr. was promised the opportunity to collect
“dirt and damaging information on Hillary Clinton that could help his father’s campaign and was being provided by the Russians.”

(My Note: A series of my posts outline more details about that meeting, its origin, details, and such here, here, here with detailed timeline, here and here).  

Now, Sanders has pushed back on the Post’s story, yet appeared to confirm Trump’s involvement by claiming he merely “weighed in, offered suggestions, like any father would do. Look, the statement that Don Jr. issued is true. There’s no inaccuracy in the statement. The president weighed in as any father would, based on the limited information that he had.”

The Post’s report and Sanders’ response directly contradict Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, who said previously that the president was not involved.

Trump’s son’s meeting with that Russian lawyer that constant changing story there, is the clearest indication collusion in fact may have happened. Trump’s own involvement in crafting the statement, as reported, almost certainly draws the attention of the multiple investigations ― particularly that of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing whether Trump obstructed justice.

Trump and his administration have continually dodged questions about the matter, and now Sanders launches into a confusing slew of talking points in order to claim that investigators and reporters should focus on Clinton and Democrats instead.

Her slew of BS statements:

“If you want to talk further about a relationship with Russia, look no further than the Clintons.”

“If you want to talk about having relations, which you seem obsessed with doing, look no further than there.”

“If you want to talk about somebody who’s been tough on Russia, look at President Trump. He wants more fracking, more coal, more energy, a stronger military, and a stronger defense. Those things aren’t good for Russia.”

“I think the distinctions are very clear, and you want to create a narrative that doesn’t exist.”

Sanders again tried to downplay the mounting scandals involving Trump’s campaign and Russian interference, casting them as a “PR stunt” created by Democrats. 

In a usual refrain, she also attacked the reporting as “fake news,” then criticized reporters for “fueling a false narrative about this Russia collusion,” and again emphasized that the reporting was “a phony scandal based on anonymous sources.”

My View: Get Huckabee-Sanders off the national stage as W/H press secretary – she is a train wreck. She justifies and defends lies from one day to the next, and once the truth comes out, excuses things “oh well, it was a joke,” or “he was not serious” while she bends over backwards to defend Trump.

She ducks and weaves and quite frankly is a disgrace to the office she holds.

Is what we see in her performance that which we expect from the Oval Office - doubtful. 

Someone behind the scenes is directing and approving her performance. 

Is it the president, vice president, Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Bannon – who – a very logical question.

The public has a right to know who is calling the shots. 

Thanks for stopping by.

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