Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Trump to speak on Comey tapes this week

Trump to speak on Comey tapes this week

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that he did not know whether President Donald Trump believes Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election, despite the conclusion of 16 USA intelligence agencies that the country did.

The White House press secretary took to the podium for what was widely tipped as his last time on Tuesday.

"It's no secret we've had a couple of vacancies, including communications director, for a while-we've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration".

"We have a tremendous respect for the First Amendment, our ability and your ability to do your job, to report and seek out ideas", Spicer told the White House press corps.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary who intermittently steps in for Spicer, said that the White House, was looking for new people.

When asked Tuesday if Trump believed Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 presidential election, as the USA intelligence community determined in January, Spicer said he wasn't sure. Fallon, like Colbert, joked about Bannon's "Sean got fatter" statement, saying you know things are bad when Bannon thinks you've let yourself go.

McConnell optimistic despite delaying healthcare vote
The Republican reform plan would not directly affect half of Americans, who receive health insurance through their employers. The new reforms would also cut some now mandated benefits, including maternity care and certain hospital services.

Discussions about overhauling the White House communications office have been ongoing for several weeks, according to the senior administration official.

"Asked why the briefings are now routinely held off-camera, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in a text message 'Sean got fatter, ' and did not respond to a follow-up", The Atlantic's Rosie Gray reported Tuesday. News of the alleged search came hours after a number of journalists, among them CNN's Jim Acosta, criticized Spicer for holding an off-camera, no-audio press gaggle-which Spicer claimed was set up as such because President Donald Trump had already spoken publicly that day.

There's more than one way to kill a briefing. But there is no massive White House shake-up coming, it's not going to happen.

He has been the subject of recurring skits by comic Melissa McCarthy on "Saturday Night Live" and his afternoon briefings have garnered strong ratings.

In response, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month: "I've seen the tweet about tapes".

Like this: