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This Week in Trump Administration Lies: From the White House to Russia (With Love)

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Happy Friday and welcome to This Week in Trump Administration Lies.

On March 1, it was revealed that the White House had participated in a “misdirection play” by telling reporters ahead of Donald Trump‘s joint address to Congress that he would take a softer tone on immigration. In fact, he did no such thing, so the whole administration was complicit in a lie intended to encourage positive coverage of the speech before it even happened.

Just like last week, it’s time to retrospectively examine a lie that was only revealed this week.

When the Attorney General was asked during his confirmation hearing on January 10 what he would do if it were revealed that anyone in Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign had been in contact with Russia, he said this:

Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.

Emphasis ours.

That’s not true, by the way.

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Lindsey: Twitter. Facebook.

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