On Hannity, Sarah Sanders sticks by “slip of the tongue” explanation for her repeated lies about Comey firing

From the April 18 edition of Fox News' Hannity:

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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): So, the media is attacking you today, because I guess in the testimony you gave, you had said your FBI -- a lot of the FBI people you know were -- well, I could tell you -- well, let me put it this way -- every FBI rank and file guy, the 99.9% I know have all thanked me, because they're hurt -- their [reputation] -- this is the premier law enforcement agency in the world. Just like our intelligence community, same thing. The premier intelligence community in the world, they were hurt by a few at the top, and they're angry about it, and you said that -- but -- explain.

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Absolutely. Look, I acknowledge that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word “countless,” but it's not untrue.

And certainly, you just echoed exactly the sentiment and the point that I was making, is that a number of both current and former FBI agents agreed with the president. [Former FBI Director] James Comey was a disgraced leaker who tried to politicize and undermine the very agency he was supposed to run.

Firing James Comey remains one of the best decisions that the president made.


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