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Sarah Huckabee Sanders in Fresh Hot Water Over Old Tweets

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Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who has been rumored been the frontrunner as a possible replacement for Press Secretary Sean Spicer, found herself in fresh hot water over some of her old tweets.

The tweets predate her Trump White House post as she sent them out in October, 2016, prior to Trump’s election victory. However, they surface just days after she defended Trump’s stunning and highly criticized dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

Twitter users noted the “hypocrisy” in her 2016 tweets defending Comey, as she blasted former Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton after it was reported that the FBI had located more Clinton emails while conducting a separate probe into Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman who is married to Clinton’s closest confidante Huma Abedin.

Abedin had forwarded emails from her work email to a laptop that she shared with her husband, which appeared to be a separate and distinct issue than Clinton’s use of a private email server.

“It’s not Comey’s mess,” Sanders tweeted after Comey made the controversial move to send a letter to congressional leaders informing them that his agency was reopening the Clinton investigation in order to determine whether there are any relevant material in the newly found emails. Many — including Clinton, herself — have said that Comey’s letter lost the election for Clinton. “It’s Hillary’s. Actions have consequences, even for those who believe they’re above the law.”

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Twitter users quickly produced GIFs of Sanders ducking into a bush — as Sean Spicer had done following announcement of Comey’s firing — as userss blasted her tweets as “embarrassing,” “awkward” and “not aging well.”

Trump unceremoniously fired Comey while the FBI Director was in the midst of heading an investigation into Trump associates’ ties to Russian operatives and the meddling into the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It was the first time that a U.S. president had fired an FBI director in U.S. history, except for the director which was dismissed amid bipartisan support for ethical violations under Bill Clinton.

Following the event, things have only gotten worse for Trump as it has been revealed that Comey had stepped up the investigation, receiving daily briefings compared to the weekly ones he was receiving before, and had asked for more resources from superiors.

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