Tue Jan 10, 2017, 07:22 PM
riversedge (30,804 posts)
The MaddowBlog: On the Russia scandal, Trumps lies start to pile up
Maybe trump will die of his weight (the accumulation of lies)
The Rachel Maddow Show / The MaddowBlog
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On the Russia scandal, Trump’s lies start to pile up
01/09/17 08:00 AM—Updated 01/09/17 08:38 AM
By Steve Benen
Almost immediately after Donald Trump met with U.S. intelligence officials on the Russian hacking scandal, the president-elect issued a written statement that claimed, among other things, that he’d learned “there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election.”
The next morning, Trump was even more explicit about the point he wants to emphasize, arguing that the intelligence he received “stated very strongly there was absolutely no evidence that hacking affected the election results.”
The Rachel Maddow Show, 1/6/17, 9:22 PM ET
Trump lies about intelligence report on Russia easily spotted
As Rachel explained on the show, Donald Trump clearly lied.
“Here’s what’s actually in the report: ‘We did not make an assessment of the impact Russian activities had on the outcome of the election.’
Note the series of events: Trump lied on Friday in his written statement, got called out for his public deception, and then repeated the identical lie on Saturday morning.
On Sunday, Kellyanne Conway, who’ll soon be a senior advisor in the Trump White House, elaborated on the same lie, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper, “If you read the full report, make very clear – Mr. Clapper in his testimony made very clear on Thursday under oath – that any attempt, any aspiration to influence our elections failed.”
That’s spectacularly untrue. ................
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The MaddowBlog: On the Russia scandal, Trumps lies start to pile up (Original post)
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Tue Jan 10, 2017, 07:28 PM
Thinkingabout (29,471 posts)
2. By the time Trump leaves office there will be very little truths, he is a Liar-in-Chief, when one
can lie and take different positions in the same day on the same subject and does not display any regret his changing stories, he does not know the truth. He will be included in many jokes because of his lies, he will complain but he is the source of the jokes.