White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is one of the special treasures to come out of President Donald's Presidency. It's not his lies or his hysterical method of delivering half-truths. It's Spicer's conviction, his belief that what he's reporting is factual and everyone is wrong if you think he's wrong.
Spicey's most recent farce was, surprisingly,, but rather misspeaking about former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. When asked about Yates' political ties and preferences during President Donald's presidency and why she was fired, he said:
[She is] someone who is not exactly a supporter of the president’s agenda. Who, a couple days after this first conversation took place, refused to uphold a lawful order of the president. Who is not exactly someone that was excited about President Trump taking office or his agenda… We did what we were supposed to do. The president made, ultimately, the right decision… [She was] appointed by the Obama administration and a strong supporter of Clinton.
"[She was] appointed by the Obama administration and a strong supporter of Clinton."
Sally Yates was a "strong supporter of Clinton," per Spicer. How does he prove that? She was a senior DOJ official.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 9, 2017
While President Obama did appoint Yates to Deputy Attorney General in 2015, before she was a U.S. Attorney General for Georgia, appointed by George W. Bush. Even before that, she had a career with the Justice Department stretching back years.
Sally Yates was hired to US Attorney's office by conservative Republican Bob Barr under first Bush, later promoted under Clinton, GWB, Obama— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 8, 2017
FEC shows no donations from Sally Yates to anyone. Including Hillary Clinton. What is evidence, as Spicer claims, of her supporting Clinton?— Matt Viser (@mviser) May 9, 2017
What’s evidence for Sally Yates supporting Clinton? Spicer says it “was widely rumored” she’d have a job in a Clinton administration DOJ.— Matt Viser (@mviser) May 9, 2017
Of course, Spicer didn't stop there in his claims about Yates' loyalties.
Sean Spicer just called Sally Yates a "political opponent of the POTUS."— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) May 9, 2017
...Yates is a 30-yr DOJ employee who was appointed by a Republican
And if that wasn't enough, Spicer repeated previous statements that Sally Yates simply gave the White House a "heads up" in regards to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's ties to Russia.
Spicer, again: “somebody came over, gave us a heads up”— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 9, 2017
Yates told WH that Flynn lied, was compromised and could be blackmailed by Russia
Spicer keeps calling Yates' W.H. meeting a "heads up".— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 9, 2017
She warned the W.H. that Flynn was comprised and at risk of blackmail by Russians.
What a treasure.