The redacted Mueller report that was released on Thursday revealed that Sanders had acknowledged that her repeated claim in 2017 that she had personally communicated with "countless" Federal Bureau of Investigation officials who told her they were happy with President Donald Trump's decision to fire James B. Comey as the agency's director was a "slip of the tongue" and not founded on any facts, reports The New York Times.
In a Friday morning interview on "Good Morning America", Sanders said the comment was made "in the heat of the moment, ' meaning that it wasn't a scripted talking point".
Things got very dark as Ryan rhetorically suggested that since there was "a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off". "She actually made it multiple times and I was there that day", Collins went on.
Sanders has been accused of deceptive practices many times during her almost two-year-long stint as press secretary. Sanders told investigators that her misstatements were a "slip of the tongue", and that the claims were not founded on anything.
"Sarah plays a risky game in that room".
But while the report makes clear that she was lying, Sanders never admitted to that. "But should we - or more importantly you at home - I mean, how do you believe anything they say?".
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in March 2019. I'm sure that there are some people that are disappointed, but I certainly heard from a large number of individuals - and that's just myself - and I don't even know that many people in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "She essentially is told to lie every day", King said, after running a clip of Sanders belligerently defending herself from her own words. When a reporter challenged that by saying the vast majority of agents in fact supported him, Sanders said, "Look, we've heard from countless members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that say very different things".
"I acknowledged that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word 'countless, ' but it's not untrue", Sanders said.
Although she had previously claimed that the president did not dictate the statement, Trump's lawyers said he did.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team considering prosecuting former Attorney General Jeff Sessions for perjury but declined, saying there was not enough evidence he knowingly gave false answers to Congress. She also, added, "You sir need to sit down".
Burr spokeswoman Caitlin Carroll said that Burr did not recall the specific conversation with White House counsel Don McGahn in March 2017.
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Giuliani also said the Mueller Report was started from the point of view of finding the President guilty, and claimed anything that shows President Trump is innocent is ignored by the report.