Trump’s Deputy Press Secretary Joins the Administration Liars Club

Nobody likes a liar for myriad reasons, but chief among them is that no sane human being wants to be around or associated with a person that can’t be trusted, is dishonest, and will break all ethical rules and societal norms for profit to themselves. Of course there are always imbeciles that embrace liars and it explains exactly why Trump still has support among the gullible class. It is also why he has such a devout following among the evangelical crowd; they believe absurd archaic mythology at about the same rate they believe Trump’s lies; even though his lies are easily debunked.

After former F.B.I.  Director James B. Comey testified in front of the Senate under oath and told the truth about the Trump, he was tickled at the idea that Trump may have tape recordings of the meetings he had with, as Vox noted, “the bullshitter-in-chief.” In fact, when the subject of White House tapes came up during his testimony and interrogation by the senators, Mr. Comey said, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes;” he knew they would show what everyone already knows, that Trump is a liar. Of course Donald Trump is a dirty pathological liar and the Senate Republicans know it as well as the White House “principle” deputy press-secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders does.

Despite knowing Trump lies at the same rate most humans draw breath, Huckabee Sanders revealed that she is nearly as pathological a liar as her boss deceitful Don. During a press briefing after Comey’s Senate testimony a reporter asked Huckabee Sanders; “does the president lie?” She said:

No, I can definitely say the president is not a liar. I think it’s frankly insulting that that question would be asked.”

What’s insulting to anyone with an IQ over 34 is that Huckabee Sanders actually thinks any American is going to believe “the president is not a liar” when there are literally hundreds of glaring lies and as many “not fake news” revelations that dishonest Don Trump is a very proficient pathological liar.

Now everyone in American knows that Trump’s “principle deputy press secretary” Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a liar too.

However, it is likely that if she didn’t emulate Trump, his family, his inner circle and no small number of his cabinet members in the Trump liars club, she would not have a job. Still, that doesn’t give her a pass for treating the American people and members of the press as if they are as stupid as Trump to fall for a bald-faced lie about a lying liar like her boss two-faced Trump.

There are websites devoted to listing Trump’s lies, and several media outlets are frantically attempting to keep the Trump lie list updated; it is a full-time task with this bunch of liars. But instead of going through, literally, hundreds of Trump lies, there are a couple that are so glaring it makes one wonder why the mythological god of the Christian  bible didn’t smite Huckabee Sanders with a proper Old Testament plague right in plain view of the press and on camera.

Huckabee Sanders, and the entire nation, knows damn well that Trump lied when the question of releasing his tax returns from previous years was raised throughout the campaign and since the election. First Trump said he would release them “later.” Then after the election his acolyte said “No, he’s not going to release them – he won.”

Then there’s  Trump’s bullshit lie, the one he told a hundred or so times during the campaign, that he couldn’t legally release his tax returns because he was being audited by the I.R.S.; that dirty lie was swiftly debunked by no less a tax expert than the Director of the Internal Revenue Service. This “release the tax returns” cry was, and still is, a national issue and yet Huckabee Sanders said it’s “frankly insulting” that anyone would question Trump’s veracity. Huckabee Sanders is a typical Trump administration liar.

The “principle” deputy press secretary also knows that Trump pledged to completely separate himself from the Trump organization business, a dirty lie, and then verified he was lying by pledging to donate all “Trump business’s  emolument money” he earned to charity.

First, Trump still has total control over his business empire and Huckabee knows it or the issue of “donating his organization’s emolument earnings” to charity would have never entered tiny-hands Trump’s pea-brain. And then in yet another related lie, Trump recently said he can’t possibly donate “emolument money his businesses earn” to charity because it’s simply way too hard and far too complicated; a familiar refrain from the Oval Office oaf.

Both issues have been raging in the press and all manner of media since the election, and particularly as of late; so it is impossible that a White House “principle deputy press secretary” would not know that dirty Donnie “definitely” is a liar; so is Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The Trump administration is full of liars and as this author has said before, it must be a hard and fast rule that lying is not only acceptable, it is a requirement to work in the Trump administration. Mike Pence lied through his teeth on more than one occasion about Michael Flynn’s connections with Russia and Turkey. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also lied under oath before the Senate, a federal crime, during his confirmation hearings. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price all sat before the Senate and committed perjury under oath. And they lied with impunity because this is Trump’s America and in his corrupt administration committing perjury, like treason, is not only acceptable, it is rewarded.

There is a good reason why James Comey carefully documented every meeting he had with Trump and he didn’t hesitate to tell the Senate; he didn’t trust Trump because he knows he is dishonest and a serial liar. Now the country knows that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a liar like Trump, Pence, DeVos, Pruitt, Kushner, Mnuchin, Price, Sessions and likely the great majority of Trump’s inner circle.

That old saying that “you are the company you keep” may explain why Huckabee Sanders blatantly lied in front of the press, but it is more likely that she has always been a liar according to the ease at which she feigned being “insulted” that anyone would question Trump’s honesty. She certainly earned her stripes and qualifies as a member in good standing in Trump’s liars club; a distinction that most human beings would avoid at any cost.

 

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America Is In a Constitutional Crisis And Its Democracy Is In Jeopardy

 

If Americans are paying attention, and they certainly should be, to the state of their government it is jarringly apparent that in Trump’s administration the criminals are running the justice system. It only makes sense because a pack of criminals are running the White House and there is every reason to believe a fair number of criminals are running both houses of Congress. No matter how one appraises the current and rapidly developing decline of American democracy, Trump is responsible for throwing the nation into a constructional crisis.

Were that not the case, that America’s government is compromised on various accounts, Trump would not have terminated Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey to stop the investigation into the Trump-Russian attack on America’s democracy. As noted in a New York Times opinion piece:

It’s now clear that Trump’s Justice Department has no independence. Both Sessions, and Sessions’ deputy, Rod Rosenstein, are acting like Trump enforcers. And now the F.B.I. is compromised [or is going to be compromised] as well.”

A conservative columnist at the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin, explained why Trump firing Mr. Comey is not only a reason for a very robust and thorough independent investigation, but why Trump can be impeached. Ms. Rubin wrote:

Using one law enforcement body (or set of individuals) to stop another from investigating presidential wrongdoing was the nub of Watergate and the ensuing impeachment proceedings. We do not know whether that is what is at issue here, but Congress has no alternative but to determine why the president acted and why he acted now. That should entail questioning under oath of any persons aware of or involved in the firing process and ultimately an accounting by the president of his own actions.”

It is important to recall that Trump praised Comey just prior to the election and has kept him at his post without issue for nearly four months since his inauguration. According to several reports, what appeared to set Trump off first was Comey’s Senate testimony that he was “mildly nauseous” at the thought of swaying the election to Trump. There are also plenty of credible reports that Mr. Comey was fired for requesting more funding from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to more effectively conduct the investigation into collusion between the Trump cabal and Russia.

It is noteworthy that Rosenstein is in charge of the Trump-Russia investigation at the DOJ because Jeff Sessions was “pressured” to recuse himself over his own undisclosed contact with the Russians during Trump’s campaign; a fact he lied about under oath during his Senate confirmation hearing. That act of perjury is the reason he should be prosecuted and sent to federal prison for five years instead of colluding with Trump to stop the FBI’s investigation.

The question, then, is why did Sessions as Attorney General appeal to Trump to fire Comey for investigating Russian collusion when he is out of the loop on Russian grounds? The White House public statement announcing Comey’s termination plainly puts Sessions in the center of the criminal endeavor. It said, in part:

President Trump acted on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Any sane person can’t possibly believe that Comey’s termination had anything whatsoever to do with the FBI’s handling of the bogus Clinton email affair. One cannot possibly believe it was anything other than Trump’s despotic attempt to put a criminal conspirator in charge of the FBI’s investigation who will join the thugs in the Justice Department, obey Trump’s dictates, and halt the investigation.

As no small number of pundits and commenters have opined, Trump’s action is “a premeditated and terrifying attack on the American system of government” and “ushers in a constitutional crisis.”

Here’s the thing, Trump, Sessions and Rosenstein can claim whatever lie they think the public will believe, but their claims are still lies. Yes, it’s true Americans can be incredibly dense and painfully so, but no-one is as stupid as Trump believes they are. Remember, as late as Monday, Trump took to his press outlet, Twitter, to call for the end of the FBI’s investigation into his administrations collusion with Russia. Trump tweeted:

The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?”

Within a day, Trump did what a criminal tyrant would do and attempted to put an end to the Trump-Russia collusion story unilaterally, with a little aid from the criminals leading the DOJ. Mr. Comey’s firing was not about emails, or that he wasn’t doing his job. He was terminated because he was doing his job without Trump’s direction and wanted to go deeper; that likely sealed his fate and prompted Trump to do what a tyrannical dictator would do – fire the man investigating him.

Trump was already livid that Comey publicly humiliated him when he summarily dismissed Trump’s paranoid claim that President Obama wire tapped him as “outside the realm of normal,” even “crazy.” Then Trump seethed that Comey told the Senate he “mildly” felt like throwing up at the idea his actions swayed the general election results. But what likely frightened the life out of Trump was Comey’s request for more funding for the Trump-Russia collusion investigation; a request that certainly means the investigation is not only widening but producing an abundance of evidence.

Now that it looks like Trump will find a sympathetic sycophant to do his bidding at the FBI and deliver the predetermined outcome Trump wants and close the investigation, Congress’ duty to democracy is to reassure the people that Trump is not above the law. That necessitates a robust independent investigation “completely free of Trump’s oversight” and without interference from Trump’s criminal conspirators at the Department of Justice. America’s democracy is in jeopardy and it is in a constitutional crisis, and save a few brave members of Congress it is increasingly apparent that Republicans have little interest in saving the Union from their hero in the White House or themselves.