White House: Flynn Only Served 25 Days In Trump Administration, Pled Guilty To Only One Count Of Lying

Donald Trump’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, attempted to downplay today’s guilty plea by Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as a “single” count of lying to the FBI by someone who only worked in the Trump administration for 25 days.

Cobb goes on to say regarding the false statement to the FBI:

“The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year. Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn. The conclusion of this phase of the Special Counsel’s work demonstrates again that the Special Counsel is moving with all deliberate speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion.”

This follows the Trump pattern of minimizing former Team Trumpers when they have been charged with crimes.

When former campaign chair Paul Manafort was charged the story was he “was part of the campaign for only a short amount of time.”

When George Papadopoulos was indicted for lying to the FBI, again, the story was “he was only low-level advisor no one knew.”

The statement also makes a point to include that Flynn was once a part of the Obama administration.

Of course, Flynn hasn’t been found guilty of any activities during his time in the Obama administration.

Watch coverage of the White House statement below.

L.A. Times Goes After Trump For “Routinely” Lying

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The newspapers of America are suddenly interested in Republican Donald Trump’s lack of interest in the truth and his constant stream of false statements.

Earlier today it was the New York Times, and now, the L.A. Times steps up to bat:

Never in modern presidential politics has a major candidate made false statements as routinely as Trump has. Over and over, independent researchers have examined what the Republican nominee says and concluded it was not the truth — but “pants on fire” (PolitiFact) or “four Pinocchios” (Washington Post Fact Checker).

Trump’s candidacy was premised on upending a dishonest establishment that has rigged American political and economic life, so many of his loyalists are willing to overlook his lies, as long as he rankles the powerful, said Republican strategist Rob Stutzman.

“It gives him not only license, but incentive to spin fantasy, because no one expects him to tell the truth,” said Stutzman, who worked against Trump during the primaries. “They believe they’re getting lied to constantly, so if their hero tells lies in order to strike back, they don’t care.”

PolitiFact, a Tampa Bay Times site that won a Pulitzer for its coverage of the 2008 election, has rated 70% of the Trump statements it has checked as mostly false, false or “pants on fire,” its lowest score. By contrast, 28% of Clinton’s statements earned those ratings.

“As we noted when we awarded Trump our 2015 Lie of the Year award for his portfolio of misstatements, no other politician has as many statements rated so far down the dial,” PolitiFact writer Lauren Carroll reported in June. “It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen.”

Additionally, news site Politico published a piece titled, “Donald Trump’s Week of Misrepresentations, Exaggerations and Half-Truths,” which chronicled nearly five hours of remarks by Trump over five days on the campaign trail.

The results bore out that Trump said something untrue every 3 minutes and 15 seconds. That adds up to 87 false statements in five days.

But do any of his supporters, or more importantly, any independent voters care?

Trump Campaign: Trump Didn’t Lie About Lester Holt, He Just Didn’t Know What He Was Talking About

During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Donald Trump campaign manager refuses to answer why her candidate called presidential debate moderator Lester Holt a “Democrat” when he’s a registered Republican.

Of course, we all know why: Trump was laying the groundwork to blame Holt in case Trump doesn’t feel like he’s treated “fairly” tonight.

Mika: Why did Trump lie about Lester Holt?

Kellyanne: He didn’t lie, he just… A lie would mean that he knew the man’s party registration.

So, it’s not a lie when you say something untrue because you didn’t know what the hell you were talking about in the first place?

Btw, watch Conway successfully run out the clock without ever answering
Mark Halperin’s question about why Trump lied about Holt’s political
affiliation. At the 3:19 mark as Joe Scarborough calls for a move-on,
Conway gives you that coy smile.

A Different “Kevin McCarthy” Has A Special Message For You

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An important message from Kevin McCarthy. No, not the Republican House Speaker-in-waiting. Another one. From Iowa.Posted by Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tony Perkins Lying On Fox News: Kim Davis Isn’t Forcing Her Beliefs On Anyone

Here’s hate group leader Tony Perkins lying again on Fox News.

Perkins continues to spin the tale of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples due to anti-gay animus.

Perkins tries to say Davis is not “forcing her beliefs on anyone,” but the fact is she won’t do the job she was elected to do and issue marriage licenses to gays.

Perkins alludes to her “deep religious beliefs” but Davis has no problem issuing marriage licenses to divorced folks – which is clearly a sin in the Bible. You have to wonder why is it only the gay sin that offends her?

Of course, Perkins is hawking his new book here, which the host says “points out a lot of (pause) ‘interesting’ stories.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Busted: PFOX Caught Lying In Twin Billboard

Billboard outside Richmond, VA

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays, the organization that promotes “reparative therapy” (sometimes called “conversion therapy” – medical professionals call it torture), has been busted for telling the public that folks aren’t born gay because “twins.”

It turns out not only is the man on the billboard in the picture above (model Kyle Roux) not a twin, he’s gay and has been out and proud his whole life.

From LGBTQ Nation:

Kyle Roux, a model from South Africa, has whose photographs were used in the billboard, who said he was shocked his image was used to promote gay-to-straight conversion therapy, especially because he is openly gay.

Roux said the pictures were taken in a photo shoot nearly a decade ago. He said he signed away the rights and was told the pictures would be used in commercial and corporate ads and brochures.

NBC12 – Richmond, VA News