People in and out of the Trump Administration have lied so often and about so many things. The Post asks, but why?
Did the president’s men lie to protect a still-hidden dark secret about the campaign’s interaction with Russia, engaging in a broad effort to obstruct the probe — one that included perhaps even Trump?
Did they lie to avoid diminishing Trump’s victory by acknowledging Russia played a role in his election?
Did they each lie for their own reasons, taking their cue from the president — who has told many whoppers of his own, including about Russia?
Trump’s former campaign chairman, deputy campaign manager, former national security adviser, personal lawyerand a campaign foreign policy adviser have all been accused of lying to investigators exploring Russia activity.
In the first two years of his administration, the president made 8,158 false or misleading claims. Perhaps like attracts like?