Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Finally Being Presidential

Deny. July 16:
CHUCK TODD: You were very careful to say the president didn’t draft the statement. That isn’t what I asked. Did the president get a heads-up on the statement? Did he sign off on the statement? Was he asked to read the statement before it was given to the New York Times on Air Force One?

SEKULOW: No, I mean, I can’t say whether the president was told the statement was going to be coming from his son on that. I didn’t have that conversation and let me say this — but I do want to be clear — that the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issue the statement. It came from Donald Trump Jr. So that’s what I can tell you because that’s what we know.

Admit, with reservation. August 1:
"The statement that Don Jr. issued is true," [WH Press Secretary Sarah] Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing. "There's no inaccuracy in the statement.

"The president weighed in as any father would, based on the limited information that he had.

"He certainly didn't dictate," she added when pressed further on the issue, "but he weighed in, offering suggestions, like any father would do."


When asked whether President Trump knew of the meeting before it occurred, she reiterated "the statement that was issued was true, and there were no inaccuracies in the statement."

And there it is. He knew.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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