1) Sarah Sanders is flagrantly lying about what happened with @acosta, to justify punishing a reporter for holding Trump accountable.
People seem baffled.
How could the White House lie about something that's on video, where everyone can see what really happened?
Resisting in Newport @ruckus2
Every journalist is talking @Acosta
And not Sessions.
Man this White House owns the press.
2) The answer is that the audacity of the White House's lying is *the whole point* of it.
The lying is an *assertion of power.*
Trump and the White House lie about things that have already been debunked. They lie audaciously, about the most trivial, easily disprovable matters.