Sarah Sanders says she doesn't like being called a liar after admitting to lying
Sanders admitted to Robert Mueller that she lied to the American people while working as the White House press secretary.
Sarah Sanders, former White House press secretary, told the New York Times that she doesn’t want to be remembered for her lying.
“I don’t like being called a liar,” Sanders told the Times in a report published on Sunday. The Times story profiled Sanders’ post-White House life in Arkansas, where she has strongly hinted that she’ll run for governor in 2023.
Sanders famously admitted to special counsel Robert Mueller that she is, in fact, a liar.
When Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, Sanders told the press that “countless” FBI agents had contacted her to say they had lost confidence in Comey. But after her statements were investigated by Mueller’s team, it reported “the evidence does not support those claims.”
When Mueller’s team interviewed Sanders, she “acknowledged to investigators that her comments were not founded on anything,” according to the report.
In addition to exposing Sanders’ character, the Mueller report found extensive ties between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, as well as evidence that Trump may have obstructed justice as many as 10 times. Due to Justice Department policy, the Mueller team did not make a recommendation on indicting Trump.
Sanders left the Trump administration at the end of June. Prior to her departure, her final official press conference was held on March 11.
During her tenure, Sanders routinely fibbed, misrepresented facts, and outright lied about a variety of issues.
Sanders falsely claimed Trump never paid hush money to alleged mistresses, which Trump himself admitted to doing. And Sanders claimed Trump never encouraged violence despite Trump once saying, “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously, okay.”
In March 2018, Sanders lied about a census question dealing with citizenship, falsely claiming it had been included in previous census questionnaires. Fox News called out Sanders for making the false statement.
In January, Sanders falsely claimed that as many as 4,000 suspected terrorists were captured at the U.S.-Mexico border, when the majority of those 4,000 were stopped at airports. Sander’s fib was called out by Chris Wallace of Fox News, who added, “The State Department says there hasn’t been any terrorists found coming across the southern border from Mexico.”
Sanders is currently a Fox News contributor.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.
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