The White House confirmed the Trump pardon offer to Assange with their go-to lie that Trump didn’t know former Rep. Rohrbacher.
The White House didn’t issue a direct denial of the pardon offer to Assange but went back to one of their favorite lies.
Via Jim Acosta of CNN:
Grisham on Assange: “The President barely knows Dana Rohrabacher other than he’s an ex-congressman. He’s never spoken to him on this subject or almost any subject. It is a complete fabrication and a total lie. This is probably another never ending hoax and total lie from the DNC"
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 19, 2020
The American people got a Trump lies two for the price of one. The White House claimed that Trump didn’t know Rohrbacher, and they threw in the now-standard Trump tell of calling something a hoax when he is guilty.
Trump knows Rohrbacher, and here’s the proof:
Shot/chaser yada yada yada pic.twitter.com/540UAuAtFJ
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) February 19, 2020
The next step in response to visible evidence is to proclaim that Trump doesn’t know what he is talking about when he tweets, and no one should take his Twitter account seriously.
When Trump is caught, his main move is to deny knowing the person that was doing his bidding. If history is any guide, Trump’s Rohrbacher denial is a confession of guilt.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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