Sarah Sanders Doubles Down on Weird Lie About Osama Bin Laden’s Phone in the 1990s

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is standing by the bogus story she cited yesterday when she lambasted the media for not being more conscientious about their reporting.

When Sanders lectured the media about reporting responsibly during her latest press briefing, she invoked an old story about U.S. surveillance capabilities that supposedly caused Osama Bin Laden to stop using a bugged satellite phone. As Daily Mail‘s David Martosko and others pointed out yesterday, that story was debunked a long time ago.

Later in the day, Sanders doubled down on the story’s veracity while attacking CNN’s fact-checking.

As such, Martosko and other journalists are once again explaining where Sanders is getting her point wrong:

Morning Joe blasted the press secretary for spreading conspiracy theory “from the lectern” for this story (and others) this morning.

Sanders said it was leaked by the press in order to suggest that they be more responsible. It was not leaked by the press. So about that suggestion…

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