Sean Spicer Rips Media for Taking ‘Disgusting’ Cheap Shots at Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended Sarah Huckabee Sanders from Trump critics who have taken to mocking his successor’s appearance. During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Spicer was asked about that widely-condemned Los Angeles Times editorial which referred to Sanders as a “slightly chunky soccer mom.” Spicer responded by condemning the double standard for Republicans and press figures who launch personal attacks against each other. “When it’s another member of the establishment media, a quote, pulitzer prize winning, well-established journalist, makes disgusting kind of comments about somebody’s appearance, there is a deafening silence from some of the network anchors so easily appalled at some of the other comments,” Spicer said. “It’s interesting to me the one sided faux outrage that they have.” Shortly afterwards, Spicer reflected on his personal experience with Saturday Night Live when he was asked if Sanders could be damaged now Continue reading "Sean Spicer Rips Media for Taking ‘Disgusting’ Cheap Shots at Sarah Huckabee Sanders"

John King Slams Sarah Sanders: Spicer Gone But Briefing Room Still a ‘Fact-Free’ Zone

Sean Spicer may be gone, CNN’s John King said today, but “the briefing room [is] still often a fact-free and fact-challenged zone.” King said it’s clear that Chief of Staff John Kelly’s recollection of Rep. Frederica Wilson‘s 2015 speech was “faulty,” and yet instead of an apology or acknowledgement of this, there was “another effort, at taxpayer expense, to redefine truth.” Yesterday Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she doesn’t believe Kelly “mischaracterized” what Wilson said, adding, “I don’t think he has anything to correct or apologize for.” King ran the clip of that and said while Kelly is certainly deserving of respect, “what he said was not true.” He was also bewildered by Huckabee Sanders talking about how people shouldn’t question Kelly, saying “that is equal to, if not a greater violation [than] anything Sean Spicer said behind that podium.” Watch above, via CNN. Continue reading "John King Slams Sarah Sanders: Spicer Gone But Briefing Room Still a ‘Fact-Free’ Zone"

NYT’s Glenn Thrush Grills Huckabee Sanders on Seth Rich Lawsuit Alleging White House Cooperation

Glenn Thrush of The New York Times grilled press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over a new lawsuit accusing the White House of coordinating with Fox News for the now-retracted report alleging that slain DNC-staffer Seth Rich sent information to Wikileaks. The lawsuit, filed by Fox contributor and private investigator Rod Wheeler, accuses Fox News reporter Malia Zimmerman and Trump donor Ed Butowsky of fabricating the now-debunked report that Rich was in contact with Wikileaks — implying that the communication led to his murder. The lawsuit also claims that Wheeler and Butowsky met in April with Sean Spicer, who was press secretary at the time, to share their findings with him. Butowsky later texted Wheeler that President Trump had read a draft of their report, and wanted “the article out immediately.” “Did the president know about the story pre-publication?” Thrush asked Sanders. “And did he have an Continue reading "NYT’s Glenn Thrush Grills Huckabee Sanders on Seth Rich Lawsuit Alleging White House Cooperation"

NYT’s Glenn Thrush Grills Huckabee Sanders on Seth Rich Lawsuit Alleging White House Cooperation

Glenn Thrush of The New York Times grilled press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over a new lawsuit accusing the White House of coordinating with Fox News for the now-retracted report alleging that slain DNC-staffer Seth Rich sent information to Wikileaks. The lawsuit, filed by Fox contributor and private investigator Rod Wheeler, accuses Fox News reporter Malia Zimmerman and Trump donor Ed Butowsky of fabricating the now-debunked report that Rich was in contact with Wikileaks — implying that the communication led to his murder. The lawsuit also claims that Wheeler and Butowsky met in April with Sean Spicer, who was press secretary at the time, to share their findings with him. Butowsky later texted Wheeler that President Trump had read a draft of their report, and wanted “the article out immediately.” “Did the president know about the story pre-publication?” Thrush asked Sanders. “And did he have an Continue reading "NYT’s Glenn Thrush Grills Huckabee Sanders on Seth Rich Lawsuit Alleging White House Cooperation"

Sean Spicer Issues Statement on Meeting with People Pushing Seth Rich Conspiracy

Sean Spicer has issued a statement after confirming he met with two men who were pushing the Seth Rich conspiracy. Rod Wheeler alleges in his lawsuit that there was coordination between Fox News and the White House. Fox News responded with a statement that said, in part, “The accusation that FoxNews.com published Malia Zimmerman’s story to help detract from coverage of the Russia collusion issue is completely erroneous.” However, one of the details in Wheeler’s lawsuit is that he and Ed Butowsky met with Sean Spicer to share details of their findings. Spicer confirmed to NPR that the meeting took place and said, “They were just informing me of the [Fox] story.” But a month later, when Spicer was asked about the now-retracted report, he said he’s “not aware of that.” Spicer’s statement does not address this discrepancy, but does deny White House involvement in the Continue reading "Sean Spicer Issues Statement on Meeting with People Pushing Seth Rich Conspiracy"

Sean Spicer Issues Statement on Meeting with People Pushing Seth Rich Conspiracy

Sean Spicer has issued a statement after confirming he met with two men who were pushing the Seth Rich conspiracy. Rod Wheeler alleges in his lawsuit that there was coordination between Fox News and the White House. Fox News responded with a statement that said, in part, “The accusation that FoxNews.com published Malia Zimmerman’s story to help detract from coverage of the Russia collusion issue is completely erroneous.” However, one of the details in Wheeler’s lawsuit is that he and Ed Butowsky met with Sean Spicer to share details of their findings. Spicer confirmed to NPR that the meeting took place and said, “They were just informing me of the [Fox] story.” But a month later, when Spicer was asked about the now-retracted report, he said he’s “not aware of that.” Spicer’s statement does not address this discrepancy, but does deny White House involvement in the Continue reading "Sean Spicer Issues Statement on Meeting with People Pushing Seth Rich Conspiracy"

Sean Spicer Issues Statement on Meeting with People Pushing Seth Rich Conspiracy

Sean Spicer has issued a statement after confirming he met with two men who were pushing the Seth Rich conspiracy. Rod Wheeler alleges in his lawsuit that there was coordination between Fox News and the White House. Fox News responded with a statement that said, in part, “The accusation that FoxNews.com published Malia Zimmerman’s story to help detract from coverage of the Russia collusion issue is completely erroneous.” However, one of the details in Wheeler’s lawsuit is that he and Ed Butowsky met with Sean Spicer to share details of their findings. Spicer confirmed to NPR that the meeting took place and said, “They were just informing me of the [Fox] story.” But a month later, when Spicer was asked about the now-retracted report, he said he’s “not aware of that.” Spicer’s statement does not address this discrepancy, but does deny White House involvement in the Continue reading "Sean Spicer Issues Statement on Meeting with People Pushing Seth Rich Conspiracy"