Guys, I’m starting to think there’s something to this Buzzfeed story about Trump suborning perjury and obstructing justice:
Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer: So you're saying the president did not tell Michael Cohen to do that?
Trump White House aide Hogan Gidley: I'm telling you the president refuses to give credibility to it.
Hemmer: That was not a denial of my question.
Gidley: No, but but but… pic.twitter.com/n5gxbbpg54
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 18, 2019
Hold up, Gidley — let a pro show you how to deflect:
Gingrich dismisses Buzzfeed News as a "grocery store tabloid" after bombshell Cohen story pic.twitter.com/7ds1ya6oN4
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 18, 2019
Except last week Trump said actual supermarket tabloid rag The National Enquirer is more credible than The Washington Post, and The National Enquirer was running interference for Trump during the 2016, as we now know.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the only one who remembers the go-to strategy of straight-up lying:
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the Buzzfeed report that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a proposed Moscow project is "categorically false" https://t.co/fwhdLwgQqw pic.twitter.com/uM7BFE33WG
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 18, 2019
Well, lying is her full-time job. Anyhoo, I hesitate to say it, but this feels something like a turning point. We’ll see.