In another of many stories we can file under “You Can’t Make This Crap Up,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) defended former Trump aide Hope Hicks on Friday by actually arguing that admitting she lied for this “president” proves that she’s an honest person.
“The fact that at the end of the day, to me, it shows how weak the Democratic case was,” King told MSNBC’s Kristen Welker. “After nine hours of testimony, attempting to find Russian collusion, all they could get was Hope Hicks being as honest as anyone could be, as anyone should be, when they asked her have you ever told a lie, she said only a white lie. For instance, saying Donald Trump was not in when people maybe wanted to meet with him, but she made a point of saying that her testimony was entirely truthful.”
Don’t you just love it? Only in the delusional mind of your typical Republican can admitting that you’re a liar somehow prove you’re honest.
If all Hicks told was “little white lies,” such as Trump not being in the office when he actually was, which was one example King used, then he’d be right — that wouldn’t be a big deal.
The problem here is, during her testimony, Hicks refused to answer specific questions related to her time in the White House and, in particular, about her role in drafting the White House’s response to Donald Trump Jr.’s secret meeting with Russians in June 2016.
So it’s rather ridiculous to defend her as an “honest person” because she admitted to telling “white lies” during the same testimony where she refused to answer questions — because if she lied she would be committing a crime and telling the truth would possibly prove collusion in which she played a part.
I think it’s also important to point out that sources claim her lawyers showed obvious concerns after she admitted telling “white lies,” while other reports claim Trump berated her for admitting that she had lied for him and she resigned soon after.
If all she’s guilty of is telling harmless “little white lies” and admitting to doing so, then why:
- Were her lawyers instantly worried?
- Did Trump reportedly lash out at her, calling her “stupid” for doing so?
- Did she resign within hours of her testimony?
Then again, these are comments from Peter King we’re talking about here. This is the same man who defends Donald Trump from scandal after scandal, while just a few years ago he was one of the idiots attacking Barack Obama — for wearing a tan suit.
Yeah, remember when Republicans tried to act like that was a “scandal?”
So something tells me that if Hillary Clinton were president and she had a member of her administration admit to lawmakers that they told “white lies” for her, while refusing to answer important questions pertaining to a controversial meeting and the administration’s response to it that many feel proves collusion and possible treason, Rep. King would be singing an entirely different tune.
As I’ve said many times before, Republicans are the biggest damn hypocrites I’ve ever witnessed.
Watch his pathetic comments below via MSNBC: