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Zurawik: April Ryan is right to call for firing of Sanders for lying and slander at White House podium

Zurawik: April Ryan is right to call for firing of Sanders for lying and slander at White House podium

While the right-wing messaging machine is trying to make it sound like a personality spat, April Ryan’s call for White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to be fired is a righteous and important one bigger than either of the people involved.

What Ryan’s call highlights is the way lying, smearing and slander have been institutionalized by the Trump White House to an extent not even done in Washington by the senator infamous for slander and lies, the late Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin, whose career and life ended in disgrace.

One of the things discovered in the release of the redacted Mueller report Thursday is that Sanders admitted to the special prosecutor that a statement she...

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