In May of 2017, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied to the press about the confidence of members of the FBI in relation to Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, according to sworn testimony from Sanders given during the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling the 2016 presidential election and obstruction of justice by Trump.
As stated in Robert Mueller's redacted special counsel report released Thursday.
"Sanders told the press after Comey's termination that the White House had heard from "countless" FBI agents who had lost confidence in Comey"
Here is the press conference they are referring to:
The report goes on to say:
"But the evidence does not support those claims. The President told Comey at their January 27 dinner that "the people of the FBI really like [him]," no evidence suggest that the President heard otherwise before deciding to terminate Comey, and Sanders acknowledged to investigators that her comments were not founded on anything."
Fact: an admitted liar is the spokesperson for the President of the United States.
Every reporter's follow up question to anything Sanders says to them from this moment forward should be, "Is that founded on anything?"
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