Miss Spicer yet? https://t.co/8qiOkm0Gz3
— mitrebox (@mitrebox) May 10, 2017
As Twitchy told you earlier, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pinch-hit for Sean Spicer at today’s White House press briefing. That’s where she dropped this little verbal bomb:
White House spokeswoman: Comey committed “atrocities in circumventing the chain of command” in the DOJ pic.twitter.com/lX7q8u6QPl
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 10, 2017
More context, via Newsweek:
Comey’s firing, which the White House blamed on his supposed mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, dominated Wednesday’s press briefing. Earlier in the day, Trump clarified the reason for Comey’s termination, saying: “He wasn’t doing a good job. Very simply. He was not doing a good job.”
Sanders offered few new details about the events that led to Comey’s firing, but at one point described Comey’s handling of the Clinton emails as an example of the “atrocities” he committed as director. “Once you take over leading the department of just, that’s very different from being a candidate in a campaign,” she said. “I think also having a letter like the one he received and having that conversation that outlined the basic, just, atrocities in circumventing the chain of command in the Department of Justice.”
The White House deputy press secretary just said Comey committed “atrocities.” Atrocities. pic.twitter.com/mVGnavpz49
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 10, 2017
Well, to be clear, she said “basic atrocities.” Whatever those are …
Sarah Huckabee Sanders just accused Comey of "basic atrocities"
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 10, 2017
Does anyone have a dictionary Sarah could borrow?
— Kerry Jean Lister ? (@kerryjeanlister) May 10, 2017
— Joanna Mendoza (@CalBarTrustee) May 10, 2017
— Mary Beth (@stjezabell) May 10, 2017
@NBCNews Let's say we reserve the word "atrocities" for…I don't know…atrocities!
— Michele B (@Mearley1881) May 10, 2017
@ReaganBattalion Wait what?! Atrocities? That's a term usually reserved for things like war crimes.
— Sean (@angry_blue_dot) May 10, 2017
@NBCNews No, Syria is an atrocity. Nothing Comey did was an atrocity. Big word to throw around.
— The House of Pod (@TheHouseOfPod) May 10, 2017
"Atrocities" would be what the country of today's White House guest Lavrov commits with Assad https://t.co/1ZHPXE7iHn
— Bridget Johnson (@Bridget_PJM) May 10, 2017
What a weird time to be alive.
@BraddJaffy I screamed "Atrocities?!?" at the TV too
— VB (@virginiab16) May 10, 2017
— Wtfdoicare (@wtfdoicare33) May 10, 2017
So WH Press Office line is Comey was "terminated" because he committed "atrocities."Shouldn't he have been "eliminated w/extreme prejudice"?
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) May 10, 2017
What are they gonna say when atrocities occur? Will they say "realatrocities," sort of like "realDonaldTrump"? https://t.co/Yfaqid4A0l
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) May 10, 2017
Comey to Hague tribunal? pic.twitter.com/ANWbJXW90I
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 10, 2017
This is why I don't like people. https://t.co/D3enmqspuy
— Dr Hugo Hackenbush (@MangyLover) May 10, 2017