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PoliticsSarah Sanders addresses false statements detailed in Mueller report: 'A slip of the tongue'

06:15  19 april  2019
06:15  19 april  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday night addressed part of the Mueller report that said. “I acknowledge that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word ‘countless’ but it’s not untrue … that a number of both current and former FBI agents agreed with the

The Mueller report revealed that Sarah Huckabee Sanders , the White House press secretary, made false statements in 2017 related to President In an interview with Fox News on Thursday night, she told Sean Hannity that “I acknowledged that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday night addressed part of the Mueller report that said she made false statements to reporters regarding the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

"I acknowledge that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word 'countless' but it's not untrue ... that a number of both current and former FBI agents agreed with the president," Sanders told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

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She also defended President Trump's decision to fire Comey.

"James Comey was a disgraced leaker who tried to politicize and undermine the very agency he was supposed to run," she told Hannity. "Firing James Comey remains one of the best decisions that the president made."

Sanders told investigators working on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe that she made false statements about the firing, as a "slip of the tongue" and "in the heat of the moment," according to the report.

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"That's not a ' slip of the tongue ,' Sarah , that's a deliberate false statement ," ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos said. They were referring to Sanders ' May 2017 claims that FBI members had "lost confidence in" former FBI Director James Comey. A redacted version of the Mueller report

WATCH BELOW: Mueller report details Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice. The Mueller report says that Sanders told the special counsel’s team that her words were “ a slip of the tongue .” WATCH: Sarah Sanders claimed “countless members of the FBI” lost confidence in James Comey

"Sanders told this Office that her reference to hearing from 'countless members of the FBI' was a 'slip of the tongue.' She also recalled that her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey was a comment she made 'in the heat of the moment' that was not founded on anything," the report said.

Sarah Sanders addresses false statements detailed in Mueller report: 'A slip of the tongue'© Getty Images Sarah Sanders addresses false statements detailed in Mueller report: 'A slip of the tongue' Sanders told reporters at the May 10, 2017, briefing that the president and FBI employees lost confidence in Comey.

"The president, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director Comey," Sanders said in her opening statement. "The DOJ [Department of Justice] lost confidence in Director Comey. Bipartisan members of Congress made it clear that they had lost confidence in Director Comey. And most importantly, the rank and file of the FBI had lost confidence in their director."

When a reporter noted that an FBI agent said they were disappointed by the firing, Sanders said "we've heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things."

The Justice Department released a redacted version of the Mueller report Thursday. Trump's critics have said that Comey's firing could be evidence that the president committed obstruction of justice.

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