News of the White House departure of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders caused celebrations on the left as some, like Andrew McCabe, declared they wouldn’t even miss her.
The former FBI deputy director and MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace effectively bid good riddance to Sanders in an on-air segment during “Deadline: White House” on Thursday.
News about Sanders broke as Wallace interviewed McCabe, leading to a discussion about her “legacy” as it pertained to McCabe and fired FBI Director James Comey. Wallace did not read President Trump’s tweet in full announcing Sanders’ departure but directed viewers who were “curious” to “Google Donald Trump on Twitter.”
….She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
“I want to ask you about Sarah Huckabee’s legacy,” Wallace went on, using Sanders’ maiden name as she asked McCabe to weigh in, citing the revelation in Robert Mueller’s report that the press secretary admitted to not being truthful about FBI support for Comey following his firing.
“Because something that was revealed in the Mueller report was that she admitted…that he had lost the support of the building, and that morale was at historic lows. And I remember when she said it from the podium, she said that ‘I talked to lots of FBI agents’– there’s no reason why any political appointee in the White House would have occasion to talk to lots of FBI agents, so I remember hearing it at the time and thinking it sounded bizarre,” Wallace said.
“Part of her legacy will always be that she lied from that White House podium about the reputation of Jim Comey and had to confess to those lies in the Mueller report,” she added.
“You know, I knew at the time it was completely false,” McCabe replied.
“It was also obvious that it was very important to the president and to his staff that we all adopt that false narrative that the FBI was happy about the fact that Jim Comey was fired, and that gleeful agents and employees were calling over to the White House to express that,” he continued. “Never happened, completely false from the beginning, so to see that admission in the Mueller report was enormously satisfying.”
McCabe, an Obama holdover who was fired for lying to the FBI under oath about leaking to the Wall Street Journal about the Hillary Clinton email probe, was blunt in his assessment of Sanders’ White House exit.
“I have to say I will not miss her after she departs the White House,” he said, drawing a great laugh from Wallace who chimed in with a giddy agreement, boasting that her show was the first on MSNBC to ban Sanders from any appearances.
“So I literally and figuratively will not miss her, either,” she declared.
Sanders confirmed Trump’s announcement in an emotional address, saying she “loved every minute” despite the nasty attacks on a daily basis from the left.
Sarah Sanders says emotional farewell as Press Secretary: ‘I loved every minute…I love the president’ https://t.co/mM4nvJCgBM
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 13, 2019
“She’s done an incredible job,” the president said, speaking after Sanders Thursday and reiterating that he thinks she would make a great governor of Arkansas, following in the footsteps of her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.