Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was caught lying to the press by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, has signed on to be a contributor with Fox News, the network announced Thursday.
Sanders, who left the Trump administration earlier this year after spending approximately two years as press secretary, will appear on various Fox platforms to provide political commentary.
She is scheduled to make her first appearance on “Fox & Friends” during its Sept. 6 broadcast.
During her time as press secretary, Sanders oversaw the demise of the daily press briefing and had regularly lied to members of the press.
According to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Sanders lied to reporters and the American people when she claimed in 2017 that “countless” FBI workers told the White House they had no confidence in former FBI Director James Comey.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told investigators she lied to the press after Comey firing pic.twitter.com/JNN9ObzKFd
— Dorey Scheimer (@DoreyScheimer) April 18, 2019
Sanders later told Mueller’s investigators she had no evidence to back up her claim.
According to the Mueller Report, “Sanders acknowledge to investigators that her comments were not founded on anything.”
Read an excerpt from Mueller’s report, below:
The President’s draft termination letter also stated that morale in the FBI was at an all-time low and Sanders told the press after Comey’s termination that the White House had heard from “countless” FBI agents who had lost confidence in Comey. But the evidence does not support those claims. The President told Comey at their January 27 dinner that “the people of the FBI really like [hiin],” no evidence suggests that the President heard otherwise before deciding to terminate Camey, and Sanders acknowledged to investigators that her comments were not founded on anything.
While Sanders did not hold regular briefings in the White House, she did appear regularly on Fox News programming to take questions from anchors.