PALM BEACH, Fla. — After admitting to investigators for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, that she delivered a false statement from the White House podium, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, defended herself in Trumpian fashion on Friday morning. She counterattacked.
The Mueller report revealed that Ms. Sanders had acknowledged that her repeated claim in 2017 that she had personally communicated with “countless” F.B.I. officials who told her they were happy with President Trump’s decision to fire James B. Comey as the agency’s director was a “slip of the tongue” and not founded on any facts.
Asked on “Good Morning America” if the report had damaged her credibility, Ms. Sanders responded that she had made the statement in the heat of the moment, and that it was not “a scripted talking point.”
But then she added, “I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democrat Party that went out for two and a half years and repeated time and time again that there was definitely Russian collusion between the president and his campaign.”
It has been a hallmark of the Trump White House never to admit a mistake, never to apologize and never to cede a point. This case was no different. “The White House staff will never be lectured on truth-telling from the media that pushed a flat-out lie about Donald Trump for two years,” Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, said in an email.
Ms. Sanders, who has often taken news media outlets to task for what they write and report and has accused them of spreading “fake news” about Mr. Trump, was just a footnote in Mr. Mueller’s 448-page report. But because of her public role, the anecdote involving her false statement loomed large in the broader portrait by the special counsel of a White House defined by a culture of dishonesty.
And it remains to be seen how the incident and Ms. Sanders’s response will affect her credibility with reporters, with whom she has had fewer interactions than many of her predecessors since the White House quietly phased out the daily press briefing over the past nine months.
More often, Ms. Sanders speaks for the president on friendly programs like “Fox & Friends.” She has also come to view her role as a person who defends her colleagues and the president, rather than someone who delivers a message to the press about the work that is underway at the White House.
Some of Mr. Trump’s aides and allies acknowledged on Friday that it was problematic for the president’s chief spokeswoman to spend airtime defending her own credibility. But White House officials — some of whom think Ms. Sanders is taking an unfair beating in the press — do not expect Mr. Trump to be fazed by the controversy. Unlike previous administrations, in which officials feared blows to their credibility in public, Mr. Trump’s press aides are generally performing for an audience of one — the president.
For months, Ms. Sanders, who declined to comment, has toyed with the idea of moving on from a position she has held for almost two years as part of a White House press and communications team that has often seemed dysfunctional.
The job of communications director has remained vacant since Bill Shine, the fifth person to hold the position, resigned in March. Along with Kellyanne Conway, the White House counselor, and Mercedes Schlapp, a top communications adviser, Ms. Sanders is now viewed internally as part of a three-headed messaging operation, and it is not clear who is really in charge, other than Mr. Trump.
Ms. Sanders’s predecessor, Sean Spicer, suffered his own reputational damage on Day 1 of the administration, when Mr. Trump ordered him to falsely tell reporters that the crowd at his inauguration was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.” Mr. Spicer has since said he regretted that comment and his belligerent appearance in the briefing room that day, which also enraged the president.
But for now, Ms. Sanders is not willing to admit any misstep.
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 ‘countless,’ but it’s not untrue” because her broader point was that “a number of both current and former F.B.I. agents agreed with the president.”
In her interview with George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America,” he also grilled her about her false statement that Mr. Trump did not dictate the administration’s statement on a meeting that his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., took with a Russian operative at Trump Tower in June 2016. Mr. Mueller’s report revealed that the president’s lawyers acknowledged that he did, in fact, dictate the statement that was released.
“I’m not denying that he had involvement in what the statement said,” Ms. Sanders said on Friday. “That was the information I was given at the time.”
In previous administrations, when it was revealed that press secretaries had delivered false statements from the White House podium, there was more of a reaction and often some soul-searching.
“She is in a credibility bind that in most White Houses would be disqualifying, but probably not in this one,” said David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama. “No matter how honorable you were coming in, when you sign up as the spokesman for someone who habitually lies, you, by necessity, become a habitual liar.”
In 2003, Scott McClellan, President George W. Bush’s press secretary, told reporters that two senior administration officials, Karl Rove and I. Lewis Libby Jr., were “not involved” in a leak about Valerie Plame, the C.I.A. operative.
Later, in his memoir, Mr. McClellan delivered a mea culpa, admitting that he had been given false information to disseminate to the press. “I had unknowingly passed along false information,” Mr. McClellan wrote, adding that five of the highest-ranking White House officials, including the president, had misinformed him.
Others have survived accusations that they lied. In 1983, Larry Speakes, a press aide to President Ronald Reagan, told reporters that the notion that the United States would invade Grenada was “preposterous.” The invasion took place the next day, and Mr. Speakes said he learned of it belatedly.
Jay Carney, Mr. Obama’s press secretary, took heat for helping to propagate the president’s message on the Affordable Care Act that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” after it became clear that the administration was unable to deliver on the promise.
But for veteran aides of the Trump White House, the furor over Ms. Sanders’s remark has only added to a bunker mentality shared by aides who feel they are constantly defending themselves, and the president, from unfair attacks.
And on the president’s favorite show, Ms. Sanders had the last word. “James Comey was a disgraced leaker who tried to politicize and undermine the very agency he was supposed to run,” she told Mr. Hannity. “Firing James Comey remains one of the best decisions that the president made.”B:
珂欣个人心水【唐】【元】【清】【的】【呼】【吸】【有】【些】【浓】【重】，【双】【眼】【赤】【红】，【只】【是】【少】【见】【淡】【漠】【的】【看】【了】【她】【一】【眼】，【而】【后】【便】【接】【过】【鹿】【瑶】【手】【中】【的】【购】【物】【袋】【一】【言】【不】【发】【的】【走】【进】【了】【屋】。 【鹿】【瑶】【抬】【在】【半】【空】【中】【的】【手】【僵】【了】【僵】，【刚】【要】【脱】【口】【而】【出】【的】【话】【哽】【在】【喉】【咙】【里】，【说】【不】【出】【也】【咽】【不】【下】，【一】【时】【间】【竟】【然】【有】【些】【手】【足】【无】【措】【起】【来】。 【她】【有】【些】【茫】【然】【的】【推】【开】【虚】【掩】【的】【房】【门】，【站】【在】【玄】【关】【处】【看】【着】【唐】【元】【清】【将】【购】【物】【袋】【里】【的】【东】【西】
“【别】【担】【心】，【这】【些】【都】【是】【前】【奏】，【一】【会】【变】【清】【澈】【了】。【王】【慕】【飞】【倒】【是】【无】【所】【谓】，【毕】【竟】，【这】【东】【西】【他】【保】【证】【不】【喝】，【要】【是】【用】【药】【的】【话】，【还】【不】【如】【直】【接】【吃】【呢】。 “【真】【神】！”【看】【着】【渐】【渐】【从】【浓】【黑】【变】【成】【清】【澈】，【面】【还】【蒙】【着】【一】【层】【薄】【雾】【的】【水】【盆】，【所】【有】【人】【都】【惊】【的】【看】【着】【眼】【前】【这】【一】【幕】。 “【小】【佳】。【准】【备】【六】【个】【一】【样】【大】【小】【的】【杯】【子】，【将】【这】【盆】【子】【的】【水】【平】【均】【分】【下】【去】。【一】【人】【一】【杯】。”【王】
【在】【解】【开】【封】【印】【的】【瞬】【间】，【沈】【鑫】【就】【收】【敛】【了】【气】【息】，【他】【不】【想】【这】【些】【冥】【龙】【一】【出】【现】，【就】【对】【他】【惊】【骇】【万】【分】。 【因】【此】，【沈】【鑫】【在】【一】【群】【冥】【龙】【面】【前】【没】【有】【一】【丝】【的】【存】【在】【感】，【他】【淡】【然】【的】【站】【在】【一】【旁】，【饶】【有】【兴】【趣】【的】【看】【着】【群】【龙】【们】【靠】【近】。 “【冥】，【做】【的】【不】【错】，【我】【们】【冥】【龙】【一】【族】【终】【于】【自】【由】【了】。”【龙】【群】【里】【一】【只】【个】【头】【巨】【大】【的】【冥】【龙】【开】【口】【道】。 【欧】【若】【冥】【却】【是】【摇】【头】【道】:“【长】【老】，【解】
【半】【年】【后】，【距】【离】【姽】【婳】【从】【死】【水】【之】【中】【走】【出】【已】【然】【三】【万】【年】【之】【久】。 【当】【然】，【这】【一】【日】，【亦】【是】【曾】【经】【的】【幽】【冥】【之】【主】【幽】【澜】【破】【除】【死】【水】【禁】【锢】【重】【见】【天】【日】【的】【时】【间】。 【三】【天】【前】，【天】【帝】【华】【霁】【就】【已】【经】【守】【候】【在】【了】【这】【呜】【咽】【翻】【腾】【的】【死】【水】【之】【畔】。 【因】【为】，【他】【在】【等】【候】【着】【那】【个】【挚】【爱】【的】【人】【到】【来】。 【当】【年】，【他】【们】【不】【过】【刚】【刚】【确】【定】【了】【心】【意】，【便】【被】【迫】【分】【离】。 【他】【对】【她】【的】【思】【念】，【早】珂欣个人心水【史】【密】【斯】·【伊】【莉】【继】【续】【解】【释】：“【这】【个】【人】【的】【名】【字】，【叫】【做】【龙】【辟】【弋】，【相】【信】【大】【家】【都】【听】【过】【他】【的】【名】【字】。” 【台】【下】【的】【人】【纷】【纷】【点】【头】，【著】【名】【的】【珠】【宝】【设】【计】【师】【龙】【辟】【弋】【的】【名】【字】【谁】【不】【知】【道】。 【可】【是】【他】【们】【的】【年】【龄】【也】【不】【相】【配】【啊】，【史】【密】【斯】·【伊】【莉】【怎】【么】【会】【最】【爱】【龙】【辟】【弋】【呢】。 【史】【密】【斯】·【伊】【莉】【继】【续】【说】【道】：“【你】【们】【不】【要】【误】【会】，【我】【说】【的】【最】【爱】，【是】【因】【为】【他】【是】【我】【的】【儿】【子】。”
“【呵】【呵】！”【静】【仪】【这】【次】【的】【笑】【容】【比】【之】【前】【多】【了】【一】【份】【潇】【洒】，【少】【了】【一】【份】【魅】【惑】：“【果】【然】【什】【么】【都】【瞒】【不】【过】【师】【妹】。” 【楚】【元】【阳】【只】【是】【笑】【了】【笑】，【并】【没】【有】【反】【驳】。 “【比】【试】【开】【始】！” 【随】【着】【古】【韵】【的】【钟】【鸣】【声】【响】【起】，【早】【已】【蓄】【以】【恶】【意】【的】【众】【人】，【将】【楚】【元】【阳】【与】【静】【仪】【团】【团】【围】【住】，【而】【作】【为】【她】【们】【当】【中】【的】【两】【大】【头】【头】【的】【阮】【紫】【凌】【与】【锦】【溪】【并】【未】【参】【与】【其】【中】。 【而】【是】【以】【一】【种】【上】
【母】【亲】【如】【果】【真】【的】【是】【冷】【家】【的】【女】【儿】，【为】【什】【么】【生】【活】【过】【的】【那】【么】【艰】【辛】【却】【没】【有】【向】【冷】【家】【求】【助】【过】？【为】【什】【么】【从】【来】【没】【有】【提】【及】【过】【冷】【家】【一】【切】？ 【如】【果】【真】【的】【是】【冷】【家】【的】【女】【儿】，【她】【实】【在】【想】【不】【通】【母】【亲】【跟】【冷】【家】【断】【绝】【一】【切】【关】【系】【的】【原】【因】【究】【竟】【何】【在】。 【靳】【逸】【尘】【知】【道】【她】【心】【里】【的】【想】【法】，【于】【是】【将】【自】【己】【所】【知】【道】【的】【说】【了】【出】【来】：“【冷】【家】【在】【四】【大】【家】【族】【中】【向】【来】【神】【秘】，【虽】【然】【对】【他】【们】【了】【解】【的】