Trump again suggests ending White House briefings, won't commit to Spicer

This talking point - that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there was "no evidence" of Trump campaign-Russia collusion - was debunked during a Senate hearing on Monday featuring testimony from Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

"Any investigation that was taking place Monday was taking place today", Sanders said, suggesting that was an indication that Comey's firing would not impact the ongoing probe.

But none of that was present during last night's impromptu press conference, given reluctantly by Spicer in response to the explosive reports of Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey getting fired by President Trump. But Spicer and his team have kept up regular briefings. "Unless I have them every two weeks and I do it myself". Pirro asked the president.

As in Friday's briefing, Spicer refused to commit when asked if the White House would keep the daily briefing.

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"I don't think it affects at all in any capacity whatsoever", she told Carlson.

A spokeswoman for President Donald Trump is suggesting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo justifying FBI Director James Comey's firing, be selected to take over the Russian Federation investigation.

Fox News host Chris Wallace voiced his discomfort with White House press secretary Sean Spicer's answer to a reporter's questions regarding President Donald Trump's "tape" tweet made on Friday. Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who was back behind the podium Friday after Sarah Huckabee Sanders subbed for him for two days, has been the subject of memorable lampoons by comic Melissa McCarthy on "Saturday Night Live".

Trump is the first president since Richard Nixon to fire a law enforcement official overseeing an investigation with ties to the White House.

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Earlier Friday, Trump tweeted that "it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy" and that "the best thing to do" might be to cancel future press briefings in favor of hand-written responses.

"He's doing a good job but he gets beat up", Trump responded.

The White House Correspondents Association released a statement, declaring that ending the daily briefing "would reduce accountability, transparency, and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the USA system, no political figure is above being questioned", Forbes reported.

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