On Sunday, during her appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, was called out for lying by Stephanopoulos just a few moments after she vowed to always tell the truth.
Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you promise to try the always tell the truth from that podium?”
“Absolutely,” Sanders promised.
She continued, “Not just to you. I think that is our duty, certainly. I have three young kids. I want to go home and be able to look them in the eye every day. That’s far more important to me to be able to do that and have that highest level of honesty and integrity. I want to do that in every single thing I do. Not just my job. This is an extension of me being able to do that. I’m excited and honored to do it.”
Stephanopoulos asked her about the issues of the week such as the Russian interference about sanctions and questions about Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Sanders talked about how there is a problem with leaks and goes as far as calling the leaks “illegal.” However, Stephanopoulos pointed out that Trump and members of his staff had “not been straight about exactly what happened” with the Russian meddling of the 2016 presidential election.
“In fact, the attorney general first said he never had a meeting with Russians,” Stephanopoulos added. “Now you have a new intercept that says he did talk about the campaign.”
Sanders said she didn’t want to comment on the alleged illegal leak and stated, “If we’re going to talk about issues with Russia, and I think that we certainly should, one of the first places we should look is at the $500,000 that Bill Clinton took from Russians when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state,” Sanders stated. “If we want to talk about collusion, I think that is one of the first places we should look. They should ask for that money back.”
She added, “The media loves to talk about it only when it comes to President Trump. They’ve been doing it for almost a year. They’ve come up with nothing when there’s real issues with some of the activities that the Democrats took place in.”
“You know that’s not true,” Stephanopoulos called her out. “You know for many months that you and the president and his teams denied any contact with the Russians. Just in the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen those contacts revealed. That’s why Don Jr. is going to have to appear before the Senate. That’s why Jared Kushner is appearing before the Senate as well. This is not a made-up story from the press.”
You can watch the interview below:
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