White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been the person hardest hit by the Mueller Report as progressives have called for her to be fired.
The anger stems from a part of the report in which Sanders said that she did not have any evidence that FBI agents lost confidence in former FBI Director James Comey when she said they did.
But Sanders is now fighting back and, on Friday, during an appearance on “Good Morning America” she was her usual fiery self.
Pressed repeatedly on her comments on FBI agents, Sarah Sanders tells @GStephanopoulos, “It was the heat of the moment, meaning that it wasn’t a scripted talking point. I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democratic Party” was about Mueller probe. https://t.co/mOQZNKl1wy pic.twitter.com/y3xcNwVYHg
— ABC News (@ABC) April 19, 2019
“I said that the word I used, ‘countless,’ and I also said if you look at what’s in quotations from me, it’s that, and that it was in the heat of the moment, meaning that it wasn’t a scripted talking point,” she said.
“I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democratic Party that went out for two and a half years and stated time and time again that there was definitely Russian collusion between the president and his campaign,” she told George Stephanopoulos.
“James Comey was a disgraced leaker and used authorization to spy on the Trump campaign despite [that] there was no evidence of collusion,” she said.
Sanders made her original comments about the FBI agents losing confidence in Comey during a press briefing in May 2017.
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“Well, look, we’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things,” she said at the briefing.
“In fact, the president will be meeting with Acting Director [Andrew] McCabe later today to discuss that very thing, the morale at the FBI as well as make an offer to go directly to the FBI,” she said.
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“Sanders told this Office that her reference to hearing from ‘countless members of the FBI’ was a ‘slip of the tongue,’” the Mueller Report read.
“She also recalled that her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey was a comment she made ‘in the heat of the moment’ that was not founded on anything,” it said.
White House Correspondent April Ryan had a tantrum on Thursday when she called for Sanders to be fired.
“In the Mueller report, she admitted she lied from that podium to the American people,” CNN host Erin Burnett told her panel.
“Not only does she not have credibility, but she also lied. The American people can’t trust her. They can’t trust what’s said from the president’s mouthpiece.
“Therefore, she should be let go. She should be fired, end of the story. It’s fire me Thursday or fire me Good Friday. She needs to go,” Ryan said.
Burnett said that she assumed that President Donald Trump would not fire his trusted and loyal press secretary but Ryan was not certain.
“You never know. The president doesn’t want the take the fall, so he may make her take the fall,” she said.
The fall for what? For not being guilty of collusion with the Russians and obstruction of justice after you lied about him?
“Sarah plays a dangerous game in that room, and so has Sean [Spicer.] The game is dangerous because she is lying to the American public.
“She says the press is fake when she is faking reports from the people’s house. She’s calling us fake. We’ve had colleagues who have moved from their houses because of threats.
“I have to have security because of being called fake and all sorts of things from that White House. It’s time for her to go,” she said.
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