Day after Comey firing, Sean Spicer to miss White House briefing

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That struck many as questionable. Mediaite reports she told reporters Trump had been losing faith in Comey since the election and had been considering firing him for a while.

Asked if Mr Trump or the Justice Department initiated memos critical of Mr Comey that were given to the president Tuesday, Mr Spicer waffled.

Nevertheless, Sanders persisted, saying Democrats should welcome his ouster.

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"Having a letter like the one that [Trump] received [from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein], and having that conversation that outlined the basic atrocities in circumventing the chain of command in the Department of Justice...any person of legal mind and authority knows what a big deal that is, particularly in the Department of Justice..."

When the world awoke on Wednesday, many Republicans were uneasy, and outraged Democrats were calling for a special prosecutor to investigate whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the U.S. election.

The White House said Spicer is missing the briefing because he will be at the Pentagon for the remainder of the week on duty with the Navy Reserve, with which he has served for almost two decades.

Sanders was like the understudy who gets pressed into the lead role after the star suddenly becomes incapacitated. His duty assignment is the media staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

A CNN reporter, citing sources, said high-level administration officials - including Trump himself - were evaluating whether to replace Spicer with his backup, deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sean Spicer refused to answer any questions concerning Trump's early morning tweet rant about Comey, Russia, and press leaks.

Shortly after McCabe's hearing on Capitol Hill, Huckabee Sanders had to explain how the White House had reached such a different conclusion about how Federal Bureau of Investigation employees viewed their boss. Flynn had been an adviser to Trump and an outspoken supporter of his presidential candidacy in the 2016 campaign.

"The president has nothing further to add on that", Spicer said three times. The Post reports he tried to email the news out before 6pm, but it wasn't sending fast enough, so the Post reports he ended up standing in the doorway of the press office at around 5:40pm, shouting a statement to the reporters who happened to be nearby, like newsboys of yore. He or she may not succeed at doing that most of the time, especially with the clearly anti-Trump mainstream media. There's nothing to support that notion, but that didn't stop CNN from mulling over the possibility. She referenced former Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), as well as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other members of the Democratic Party.

Whatever Spicer's fate, the scrambled effort to address Comey's firing has revealed something significant about this White House, which is that its press secretary is growing increasingly irrelevant.

"Right now, on multiple occasions, they said that the president wasn't under investigation". "It's been going on for almost a year".

"I think it is extremely clear, and frankly I think it's kind of sad. It's time to move on". "No, I don't believe, I don't know how that sequence went".

In the same quiet voice in which he'd been conducting the interview, Trump said, "Okay, two waters and a Coke". "Again, I have to get back to you on the tick-tock", he said. Did Trump's bodyguard really deliver the message to the Federal Bureau of Investigation?

Ms. Sanders may be White House press secretary one of these days. "She has her father's sense of humor, which is a good thing".

"If Trump installed a taping system. those are federal records thanks to Nixon's court challenges", said Timothy Naftali, a presidential historian and Nixon expert. "She remained calm. She has a steadiness that Spicer evidently lacks".

According to the Washington Post: 'After Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the darkness and among the bushes near these [TV] sets. "He's a very complex character, and he makes a lot of fun mistakes", she said.

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