White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany took it upon herself during Friday’s briefing to school reporters on the details of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s case, since they had no questions about it and about the efforts to do so under the Obama administration, she said.
When asked by one reporter during the briefing about the former administration’s efforts to ‘unmask’ Flynn, which was detailed in documents recently-declassified by the acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
Referring to a number of potential questions “that any good journalist would want to answer about why people were unmasked”
“I just want to follow up with you guys on that, did anyone take it upon themselves to pose any questions about Michael Flynn and unmasking a President Obama spokesperson?”
No one answered but the crickets in the room. “Oh, not a single journalist has posed that question, ok,” McEnany continued as one reporter began to interject arguing that “his (Flynn’s) name wasn’t masked.”
“I would like to lay out a series of questions. And, perhaps, if I write them out in a slide format, maybe we’re visual learners and you guys will follow up with journalistic curiosity,” McEnany said.
The following are McEnany’s suggestions for reporters to ask President Obama’s spokesperson:
Lesson 1: Why did the Obama administration use opposition research funded by a political organization and filled with foreign dirt to surveil members of the Trump campaign?
Lesson 2: Why was Lieutenant General Michael Flynn unmasked? Not by the intel community entirely, but by Obama’s chief of staff, by the former Vice President Joe Biden, by Susan Rice, by the Treasury Secretary?
Lesson 3: Why was Flynn’s identity leaked in a criminal act?
Lesson 4: Why did the DOJ Sally Yates learn about the unmasking from President Obama?
Lesson 5: Why did James Clapper, John Brennan, Samantha Power, and Susan Rice privately admit under oath they had no evidence of collusion while saying the opposite publicly?
Funny definition of the word “schools”.
McEnany: (slightly paraphrased) “well, knowing that you’d ask that question and knowing we certainly don’t want to answer that question, here’s a canned list of questions which we prepared in order to dodge your question”.
It must truly be a troubling week for team Trump. Tara Reade fizzled, “unmasked” comes up a dud, Dr GodKing’s miracle drug exposed as more deadly, 36,000 needless fatalities reported due to Trump’s slow response and happy talk, Michigan loves their governor as do most states over Trump, Trump’s confusion over overriding governors, polls showing voters dropping Trump like a used condom, McSally looking like a lost cause, Graham looking shaky, Nate Silver says McConnell has a shot at losing, it now appears most of the $500 billion stimulus Trump took upon himself to oversee went to billionaires, McConnell happily goes home for a long weekend with the economy hemorrhaging, but all of this can be explained by not responding to them but rather ask a bunch of questions which their think tanks cooked up for them. I guess it’s called “schooling”.
That was great, but in all honesty the stupid, idiotic, myopic liberal media is a soft target.
@Ronald J. Ward: Yes of course deflect. Don’t go near the topic at hand. You have nothing. You convince no one but yourself. Go shopping today, buy a clue.
The entire dog and pony show McEnany was defending was a deflection of the very shortcomings I presented.
Trump has no power to regulate state governors and he and she both know it. Trump, a godless product of evil, had to present himself holy to Christians while painting the opposition as the opposite at a time of falling poll numbers and warning alarms blaring from his own campaign. Even McEnany followed suit in the presser by suggesting the media wanted churches closed, which blew up spectacularly in her face.
Only fools, fakes, and blind loyalist of our demagogue failure of a president buy into his gaslighting.
@Ronald J. Ward: You know, LYING is pretty evil too, AJ.
@Ronald J. Ward: Awwwww…did the silly little atheist get triggered?
Life’s a bitch and then you die, Ron. That’s what moron atheists like you think.
Trump has real results while the Dem party is floundering, gasping like a dying fish in the drained swamp.
Sure. Biden is DOA, voters are going to ouster Dems from the House, and the overall recovery of the USA is underway…the weakest being from the Blue States.
Trump wins the EC and popular vote in November, mostly because Biden finally admitted that you dumb f*cks enslave black people for votes…never giving what you promise.
A troubling week for what’s left of the Democrat Party, I’d say…but that’s every week at this point.
So which is it? States get to blame Trump for their own mistakes, or they don’t?
P.S. – Trump has absolute power to enforce the Constitution of the United States. I suggest you read it some time. Trump’s overwhelming poll numbers and his inevitable win in November can’t be derailed by your retarded gas-lighting, little guy.
Realizing you’ve tunneled deep in the rabbit hole of the right ring propaganda machine and haven’t seen the daylight of reality for some time (so this may be a news flash for you), it’s been pointed out from the start that Trump has played a “heads I win tails you lose” game with the states. Rather than take any accountability, he’s soporifically devised a scheme that regardless of the outcome, he can either accept credit or point blame.
Most rational people and even Trump lickers saw through it but the rationals are getting numb to his lies and ridiculousness and the Trump kickers don’t care. It’s kinda like his “perfect call” and “like a miracle it’ll be gone” or how he won the popular vote by 3 million or how the tax scam helped the working class or even how he’s going to save social security and being “the health care president”.
His recent religious stunt appears to have gone over like a turd in a punch bowl. Wonder why? Perhaps it’s because people are dying and the economy is crashing to the ground and we have a leader who doesn’t seem to have a clue what to do. These dog and pony shows are no longer working.
This is becoming more apparent from reliable news sources and polls to recorded admissions from republican lawmakers and aides, to changes of campaign strategies and to even die hard Trump lickers I’m acquainted with or have argued with who are concerned of returning to “pre-existing conditions”, who work for USPS, who are very concerned with the economic fallout, and are getting frustrated by the constant lies rather than competent governance. Trump’s curtain has been pulled back. His captive audience once in awe and in admiration of the impostor are now seeing him for what he is.
@Ronald J. Ward: Nice, when the governors fail miserably following the CDC so blame Trump. I dont think the CDC advised placing covid positive in nursing homes.
The thread isnt about States rights, or the pandemic its about massive malfeasance of the last administration, do try to follow a thread.
Not deflection or distraction it is fully documented.
I know they are opening miniature golf and go cart parks we are all gonna DIE.
@Nathan Blue: Does anyone use more words to say less than AJ?
@Deplorable Me: The more wrong he is, the more he talks. Pretty easy tell. I bet he’s terrible at poker…and life.
@Ronald J. Ward: You dodged the point, and also showed you don’t understand how our republic works. You’re a triggered atheist bitch and you can’t see anything objectively.
Most rational people are non-Leftist, and most of those are Trump voters.
Have fun with that “we’re all Leftists!” meme that doesn’t work anymore. Your silly little team is shrinking by the day.
But sure, everyone else is in a “cult”.
Nah. Trump just held them to their tasks. Some did well, some did not. I’ve been happy with my Democrat governor and Rep/Dem lawmakers here in Colorado. I’m not in any cult, you little shit. We’ve made good decisions and worked together, and that’s a model for the rest of the nation. Your pathetic adherence to political identity is the bane of our age, all the while calling non-Leftists “Trump cultists” because you can’t use your brain.
In the midst of that rabid rant about how bad Trump is, I wonder…have you and your party found a better man/woman for the job? If so, I might vote for them. I’d certainly listen.
Biden? Not a viable candidate. Your corrupt party must be purified and held accountable. Not voting for your sorry asses is not being a in a cult. It’s called freedom.
I think I’ll pass and re-elect the most competent President we’ve seen in decades, all your loser bitch whining aside.
You do understand that EVERYTHING you puke out onto this site is from the Dem/Left propaganda machine, yes?
Yes. The media fools are so easy to handle he relegated that task to a sorority blonde who eviscerates their egos daily.