- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 18, 2019

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told investigators on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team that she lied to journalists about former FBI Director James B. Comey’s being unpopular within the bureau.

Mrs. Sanders disagreed with a report in May 2017 that Mr. Comey was well-liked in the organization, saying they heard “countless” FBI agents refuting that claim.

However, under oath, she admitted that was a lie.

Sanders told the press after Comey’s termination that the White House had heard from ‘countless’ FBI agents who had lost confidence in Comey. But the evidence does not support those claims. The president told Comey at their January 27 dinner that ‘the people of the FBI really liked [him],’ ” the report stated.

“No evidence suggests that the president heard otherwise before deciding to terminate Comey, and Sanders acknowledged to investigators that her comments were not founded on anything,” the report continued.

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