There’s a new firebrand in the White House and she isn’t taking crap from anyone.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders knows how to handle the press and she did so on Tuesday by reminding them that the only misleading going on the whole political process is the media producing a year’s worth of false narratives surrounding Russian collusion in the presidential election.
After a reporter asked about Donald Trump Jr.’s letter about his meeting with the Russian lawyer and his dad’s role in helping him draft it, Sanders turned the tables:
"I think what the bigger question is, everybody wants to try to make this some story about misleading. The only thing I see misleading is a year's worth of stories that have been fueling a false narrative about this Russia collusion and a phony scandal based on anonymous sources. And I think that is, if we're going to talk about misleading, that's the only thing misleading I see in this entire process.
“You guys are focused on a meeting that Don Jr. had, no consequence, when the Democrats actually colluded with a foreign government like Ukraine; the Democrat-linked firm Fusion GPS actually took money from the Russian government while it created the phony dossier that's been the basis for all of the Russia scandal fake news.”
Sanders then reminded them about another inconvenient fact:
“If you want to talk further about our relationship with Russia, look no further than the Clintons. Bill Clinton was paid half a million dollars to give a speech to a Russian bank and was personally thanked by by Putin for it. Hillary Clinton allowed one-fifth of America's uranium reserve to be sold to a Russian firm whose investors were Clinton Foundation donors, and the Clinton campaign chairman's brother lobbied against sanctions on Russia's largest bank and failed to report it."
And she wasn’t finished lambasting the anti-Trump media, telling them it’s Trump who will actually be tough on Russia.
"He wants more fracking, more coal, more energy, a stronger military, a stronger defense,” Sanders said. “Those things aren't good for Russia. I think the distinctions are very clear and you guys want to create a narrative that just doesn't exist."