Trump’s presidency is crumbling and the list of people he’s trying to bring down with him grows by the day. Senator Chuck Grassley has had Trump’s back the entire time, particularly with the firing of James Comey where Grassley covered for Trump like it was his job.
Spicer, who never disappoints with his ridiculousness, said Trump received assurance from Grassley’s office that the Russian collusion with Trump’s campaign was a “hoax”. In short, Grassley’s office says that’s a lie.
Grassley has been quick to come to Trump’s defense on virtually every issue, so we are curious how he must feel now being used in an outright lie. Grassley’s office refuted the statement by Spicer.
Spicer: Grassley assured Trump the idea of collusion was a "hoax".
Grassley spox: That conversation never happened. https://t.co/h60vsqH1VG
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 13, 2017
Just hours after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Trump had received assurances from a key senator that the idea of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia was a “hoax,” a spokesman for the senator, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, denied any such conversation.
“Sen. Grassley has not spoken to President Trump about what he has learned in briefings related to investigations into Russian interference in our elections, and he has never referred to the notion of collusion as a ‘hoax,’” Grassley’s spokesman, Taylor Foy, emailed Yahoo News. Grassley is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and together with ranking minority member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has been briefed on details of the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.
Foy’s statement seemed to directly contradict Spicer’s remarks earlier Friday, raising new questions about the credibility of White House accounts of the firing of FBI Director James Comey. “I think the president’s comments about Russia and collusion have been very clear with respect to some of the charges that have been made,” Spicer said. “He’s been very clear that he believes that the notion there’s collusion is a hoax. It’s been reaffirmed by several people, including Sen. Grassley and others who have spoke to him.”
Trump continues to lie and in outlandish ways. He is making himself a tangled web of misinformation and he is going to end up in a mess he can’t get out of, actually he already is.