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Sarah Sanders blows up at tainted justice system following Stone arrest: Will Comey, Clapper, and Hillary be held to same standard?

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders reacted on Friday to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Trump associate and long-time GOP political operative Roger Stone by questioning whether former Obama administration officials were ever going to be held to the same standard as people associated with the current occupant of the Oval Office.

Earlier in an interview with CNN on Friday, Sanders noted, “This has nothing to do with the president and certainly nothing to do with the White House. This is something that has to do solely with that individual.”

Stone was indicted on seven counts in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, The Hill reported. He was arrested at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida early on Friday morning; a CNN crew, oddly, was the only media on hand during the arrest.

The seven-count indictment alleges that Stone made “multiple false statements” during testimony before the House Intelligence Committee regarding his actions and relationship with “Organization 1,” which is widely believed to be WikiLeaks. He’s also been charged with obstruction.

The indictment alleges that Stone made “multiple false statements” to the House Intelligence Committee regarding his interactions with “Organization 1,” which is believed to be WikiLeaks.

When pressed further about Stone’s connection to POTUS Donald Trump, Sanders said he Sanders is “somebody who has been a consultant for dozens of Republican presidents and candidates and members of Congress.”

She also noted that conversations Stone and the president had during the 2016 campaign were not at all related to the charges that have been brought against Stone, who got his start in presidential politics working for the Nixon administration.

“I think a bigger question is, if this is the standard, will this same standard apply to people like Hillary Clinton, James Comey, James Clapper?” Sanders noted. “Will we see these same people who we know have also made false statements, will that same standard apply?”

Two of Clinton’s closest aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, are known to have made false statements to FBI investigators regarding their boss’ private email server. They claimed to agents in 2016 they did not know anything about it but emails from 2009 and beyond indicate otherwise.

As for Clapper, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, he knowingly lied to the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12, 2013, in response to a question from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who asked whether intelligence officials collect data on Americans. Clapper said no, but in the months shortly thereafter “a series of news stories fueled by leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that wasn’t the case,” Politifact reported.



Comey, meanwhile, testified before Congress in 2017 that he had never authorized the FBI to provide anonymous sources for news stories about the Russia or Clinton investigations. But subsequent sworn statements by his one-time deputy, Andrew McCabe, said otherwise.

And following Comey’s announcement that he would not be recommending criminal prosecution of Clinton in July 2016, Republican lawmakers sent the Justice Department a criminal referral a few days later over Clinton’s sworn testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, The New York Times reported. She allegedly made multiple false statements during testimony regarding her email server and what the FBI had found in its investigation of it.

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Dave Gaetano
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Dave Gaetano

Trump is the constitutional head of the Justice Department. He should not stand by idly when his supporters are investigated, and the known crimes of Hillary et. al. remain un-investigated.

ItsJo
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ItsJo

How brave that “Heir Mueller, sent 17 vehicles, with Flashing Lights, and 26 Agents in the wee hours of the morning to CAPTURE that “Old White haired CRIMINAL Stone”…if this wasn’t so FN pitiful, I’d laugh.” I will AWAIT the Day the REAL CRIMINALS get the same treatment as Hlllary, Obama, Rice, Clapper, Comey ETC. have ALL LIED AND COMITTED THE REAL RUSSIAN COLLUSION, WITH THAT FAKE DOSSIER, SHE PAID FOR, ALONG
WITH THE CORRUPT DNC. THIS IS ‘GESTAPO TACTICS FROM THE DEEP STATE PLAYERS, COVERING UP THEIR OWN CRIMINALITY.” WE AWAIT THEIR ARRESTS!

marty lopez
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Maybe she should as when the President will actually do something

Bill Halle
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Bill Halle

Our Justice Department is gut shot, stocked with cowards.I pray for 1 cowboy to step up and get Trump’s confidence. The crooks need to be hammered.

Don Jamieson
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Don Jamieson

John ‘the journalist’ ( in itself a fake description), is the most obnoxiously biased and rude person on CNN, he’s the interrupter in chief, and a bully-boy-talking-over leftist for all to see.
Shameful.

V.Lombardi
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V.Lombardi

Sanders and nearly all others miss a major point on the liars cited. They were all high level government people committing major criminal abuses. Stone is merely a Trump acquaintance lured into perjury traps by the coup members. Anything he did is petty.

The difference is so huge, that I think anyone not citing it has a lack of understanding.

Barry D
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Thank you Sarah! At least you aren;t afraid to call out the hypocrisy.
Now..If we could just get Pres Trump to demand equal application of justice we might possibly start to see these roaches run for cover.

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