In the last few days, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has faced an onslaught of questions from the press corps about her credibility after it was revealed that she lied to them by saying her boss did not dictate his son's Trump Tower statement on Air Force One.
Hope Hicks was on Air Force One at the time and I wonder if she revealed that Trump did write the statement for his son to investigators before she resigned which forced Jay Sekulow to reveal that truth to Robert Mueller's special counsel in his 20-page letter that was sent in January.
Each time Sarah's been asked to clarify her own statement to the press she's been directing all questions to Trump's outside counsel. Not a clever dodge.
But the fact remains that on August 1, 2017, she weighed in on the topic willingly and so stonewalling is not only unprofessional, it's eroding any semblance of credibility she has left.
Jay Sekulow, Trump's personal attorney, went on multiple news programs in early July of 2017 and categorically denied Trump had anything to do with the false statement about the reason for the Trump Tower meeting to the American people and the press.
It wasn't until three weeks later that Sanders made her own erroneous statement about the incident. Here's what she said on n August 1st, 2017:
"He didn't dictate, but you know, he weighed in, offered suggestion like any father would do."
Not only did she deny Trump wrote the statement, but she said that he did offer suggestions like any father would do. How would she know something this intimate unless somebody informed her?
So the question the press should be asking now is who gave her the information?
Mike Dubke resigned in May and his last day as Comms Director was June, 2nd. Sean Spicer then came in until Anthony Scaramucci was hired on July 21st.
He lasted only ten days and was fired on the 31st.
Hope Hicks then assumed the role of Communications Director in August as acting director.
Obviously, there has been tremendous turmoil and upheaval revolving around Trump's communications teams, but that isn't a reason for these lies.
Certainly, if there was an initial mistake which I find hard to believe even if Rudy Giuliani swears to God, Jay Sekulow would not have gone on TV unprepared like Rudy says he did.
It would have been corrected immediately and not six months later in a secret memo to the special counsel.
Sarah is obviously covering for somebody and it appears that somebody is Donald Trump.
This is not an outside counsel issue since she will not be asked to comment on the Sekulow memo that outed her.