Sometimes in life, karma waits around the corner and makes a perfectly-timed appearance when needed to take down a right-wing lugnut pushing conspiracy theories on live TV.
Such was the case Saturday with conservative commentator Stephanie Hamill. Hamill was on MSNBC to discuss the report from The New York Times that Donald Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller last June, just months after Mueller had been appointed to investigate the 2016 election. Asked about that report, Hamill took a page from the tangerine doofus in the Oval Office and blithely told host Alex Witt:
“This is a fake news story. This is another New York Times piece with anonymous sources and we’ve seen the New York Times have to retract stories over and over again because of the anonymous sources. President Trump did not fire Mueller and Mueller is still on the job.”
Witt then reminded Hamill that even her beloved Fox “News” (where Hamill often appears) had verified the Times article:
“It’s been independently confirmed. NBC News has confirmed it too. How about Fox News, which I’m sure you watch from time to time? Fox News is saying Trump did have conversations about firing Mueller.”
Instead of responding, Hamill decided to turn petulant and declare:
“Fox News can report what they want. But we heard from the president, and he said he never had that conversation where he said he wanted to fire Mueller.”
And of course Donald Trump never ever lies, does he?
Liberal commentator Peter Emerson, who was also a guest, then set a verbal trap that Hamill walked right into. Emerson asked Hamill if she wanted the truth to come out about Russian interference in the election. Hamill replied:
“Yes, absolutely. Of course we want to have all the facts.”
Emerson then proceeded to remind Hamill of her own past lies, namely the one known as Pizzagate:
“Remember, in an interview you gave on camera several months ago — actually a couple of years ago — you pushed this idea of the ‘Pizzagate,’ that somehow Hillary Clinton was involved with pedophiles in a pizza store in Washington? It was so severe that the host of that show asked you to retract it. So I have no confidence in your facts.”
Boom! Every Trumpkins worst nightmare: Being confronted with facts. All Hamill could do is accuse Emerson of “stalking” her:
“Peter, I’m glad you stalked me and did some research. If you actually watch the videos you would see I was questioning some of the language that was used in the e-mails by John Podesta. I said nothing about the pizza shop, so don’t start!”
Actually, Hamill was indeed one of the tinfoil hat crowd who pushed Pizzagate. And she got her ass handed to her when she tried to start spreading more lies. Bravo, Mr. Emerson!