One of the things discovered in the release of the redacted Mueller report Thursday is that Sanders admitted to the special prosecutor that a statement she made made in a May 10, 2017, White House briefing about Trump's firing of fired FBI Director James Comey was a lie.
She repeatedly stated in May 2017 that she had "heard from countless members of the FBI" supporting the Comey firing and that the "the rank and file of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had lost confidence in their director".
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stopped-by Hannity Thursday night to weigh-in on Attorney General Barr's dramatic press conference; saying the Democrats' total "meltdown" regarding Mueller's final report is "truly astonishing".
Asked by TV host George Stephanopoulos about her "deliberate false statement" she said: "They [FBI rank-and-file] continued to speak out and said that James Comey was a disgrace, a leaker. I mean, I have heard from a large number of individuals that work at the Federal Bureau of Investigation that said that they're very happy with the president's decision". She went on: "I've certainly heard from a large number of individuals". She should be fired, end of story. "When there is a lack of credibility there, you have to start, and start lopping the heads off", Ryan said.
"Actually, if you look at what I said, the slip of the tongue was in using the word 'countless, '" Sanders said on "Good Morning America". "The special counsel writes that those comments were not founded on anything".
Let me tell you something, she's been making this pie for years. makes them for friends, but here's the warning that I would issue.
The next day, Sanders' claims were refuted by then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who testified under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee that "I can confidently tell you that the majority, the vast majority of FBI employees enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey". "This takes this to a new low even for the liberal media". I think this once again proves why this journalist isn't taken seriously'.
"I'm sorry that I wasn't a robot like the Democrat Party that went out for two and a half years and repeated time and time again that there was definitely Russian collusion between the President and his campaign". Yes", Sanders said. "We're not going to get into a numbers game. Her book about the Trump White House, The Presidency in Black and White is a best-seller. It was merely prelude to what's happening in the White House today.