Call it wishful thinking verbalized.
Appearing on Fox News Thursday morning, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders began by making sure to spin the false narrative of Hillary Clinton and the Uranium One story, which has already been debunked bynumerous fact-checking sites:
“There are a lot of causes for concern. And I’m glad some folks in the media are talking about the real collusion with Russia, and that is with the Clinton campaign and with the DNC.“
Fox News host Bill Hemmer then asked about the ongoing investigation of possible collusion with Russia by President Trump and other members of his campaign team during the 2016 election. Sanders responded that President Donald Trump “has confidence that they’re going to close this up soon.”
“Soon? Why do you say, ‘close it up soon’?”
Sanders again resorted to lies:
“I think we are seeing more and more evidence that shows — look, they’ve been working on this, investigating this well into a year. Every day we find out more and more details about why the president has been right all along. And why the Democrats have been wrong all along.
“And each day, I think we’re getting closer and closer to closing the loop on this on our front. And sadly for the Democrats, I think it’s only expanding for them.”
The Fox host wasn’t about to let Sanders get away with so much nonsense:
“Is that based on news reports? Or is it based on something else?”
The press secretary doubled down on her blatant twisting of reality:
“I think it’s based on fact. The fact that there has been no wrongdoing by the Trump campaign and a lot of the reporting we’re seeing coming out.”
Again, Hemmer pressed for facts:
“So, just to be clear. No one from the Department of Justice have told you at the White House that it should be wrapping up soon? I just want to be clear on that.”
“I have not spoken with anybody at the Department of Justice. But I think we are seeing that it is getting closer to conclusion.”
Another day, another dump truck of bullshit from the Trump White House.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org