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

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

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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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Sean Hannity, Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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