Look, most of us believe the White House is a hot mess of stupidity and lies and treachery and buffoonery, but when it’s blatantly shown to you, clearly, simply, it’s still a Shake Your Head moment.
Yesterday on the heels of FBI Director James Comey testifying that there is no evidence, again there is no evidence, that anyone, much less former President Obama, wiretapped _____ Tower, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press briefing and tried to spin.
Tried; failed. Failed gloriously.
The first blow was right out of the gate when Spicer was given a direct quote of Comey’s about the wiretapping and the complete and utter lack of evidence or proof, other than _____’s flapping fingers on Twitter.
“We’ve started a hearing, it’s still ongoing. This is one in a series of hearings that will be happening. There’s a lot of things that aren’t being covered in this hearing that I think are interesting that, since it’s ongoing I’ll leave that for now. There’s a lot of information that needs to be covered. There are things that still need to be discussed.”
And then it happened; seconds later, the same reporter asked Spicer about another thing that Comey testified to, that _____ and his entire team are indeed being investigated by the FBI for their links to Russia and the interference in last year’s election.
“…Investigating it and having proof of it are two different things. I think it’s fine to look into it, but at the end of the day, they are going to come to the same conclusion that everybody else has. So you can continue to look for something, but continuing to look for something that doesn’t exist, doesn’t matter.”
Hypocrisy much? First he defends investigations and congressional hearings and then, literally, in a matter of seconds, he attacks the very idea of investigations and hearings saying they shouldn’t be taken seriously.
And then, thanks to Time Magazine reporter Zeke Miller who nailed Spicer by asking:
“Why, in one case, is it sufficient to say that we can rule out [allegations of] collusion now, [but] in the other case you can say there’s going to be more information coming out that will prove the [President’s] tweets correct?”
Spicer muttered and stammered and then moved on to another question, hoping he was off the hook.
He’s not; nor is anyone in the White House because now we know they are all being investigated for their lies and their collusion with Russia and I, for one, cannot wait for this trainwreck to implode and for the thin-orange-skinned-narcissist-with-the-tiny-fingers-and-the-fragile-ego to be impeached and run out of office or, what I actually think will happen, for him to quit to save his ass.
Either way, win, win.