“Mom, if you notice one of the cookies missing, it wasn’t me.”
When a person denies having done something that nobody accused one of doing, eyebrows go up.
Donald Trump denied that he never mentioned the word “Israel” in his Oval Office conversation with the Rooskies last week.
“Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name ‘Israel’,'” Trump told reporters in Jerusalem. “Never mentioned it during that conversation. They were all saying I did. So you had another story wrong. Never mentioned the word ‘Israel’.”
The story Trump was reacting to was this one, which ran a week ago in the Washington Post. And the thing about that story is that, well, the word “Israel” is never mentioned. Not one time.
As Greg P. Miller, one of the authors of that story, tweeted: “Trump still non-denying denying that he shared classified intel with Russian officials.”
As William Shakespeare might have written:
“The President doth protest too much, methinks.”