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Stephanopoulos Grills Huckabee Sanders Over 'Deliberate False Statement' On Comey Firing

ABC's George Stephanopoulos took White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders to task this Friday for her brazen lies about the Comey firing that she later had to recant when under oath.

It's good to see the media finally calling this professional liar out to her face, but it would be nice if all of them didn't pretend that they just now discovered that Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells lies as easily as she breathes air.

Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos gave Sanders an earful when she tried to defend her lies about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, which the Mueller report said were "not founded on anything."

Here's more via ABC:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to double down on statements she'd previously made that she later acknowledged to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators were "not founded on anything," according to the report.

Those specific claims were that "countless members of the FBI" had lost confidence in former FBI Director James Comey. Despite claiming to the special counsel's office that it was a "slip of the tongue," Sanders defended her specific wording in an interview on "Good Morning America" Friday.

"Actually, if you look at what I said, I said the 'slip of the tongue' was in using the word 'countless,' but there were a number of FBI, both former current, that agreed with the president's decision, and they've continued to speak out and say that and send notice to the White House of that agreement with the president's decision," Sanders told ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos Friday. [...]

"Sarah, hold on a sec," Stephanopoulos said. "The special counsel writes that those comments were not founded on anything. That's what you talked to the special counsel about when you were facing criminal penalties if you didn't tell the truth but now you're trying to walk away from it. Why can't acknowledge that what you said then was not true?"

Here's Politico with a replay of her press conference. Hardly looks like a "slip of the tongue" to me.

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