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Sean Spicer Wants You to Know That the Tweet Speaks for Itself

Sean Spicer Wants You to Know That the Tweet Speaks for Itself

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's tweet about the tapes "speaks for itself", when pressed for details. "I hope", added Trump in the Fox News interview.

Spicer refused to budge, saying at one point that he's "not aware" of the existence of any recording of Trump and Comey's January dinner.

They've distanced the decision from the FBI probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign, only to later suggest Comey's firing would aid the investigation. Trump later said he would have fired Comey anyway.

The president has otherwise stayed out of the public eye since Tuesday, when he sent shockwaves around the world by removing the head of the agency that is investigating Trump's links to the Kremlin.

The man who took over as acting FBI director, Andrew McCabe, sidestepped a question during a Senate hearing on Thursday on whether he ever heard Comey tell Trump that the president was not the subject of investigation.

Mr. Trump praised WikiLeaks for those disclosures while campaigning, but has since signaled support for prosecuting the website's publisher, Julian Assange, for earlier leaks involving classified US government and military documents.




"Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians and Trump campaign was fabricated by Democrats as an excuse for losing the election", he said.

The White House disputed that account. The next day, Ms Sanders said the president asked Mr Rosenstein to put his concerns in writing.

In a letter to his former colleagues, Comey said, "I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all".

Mr Trump said it was "possible" he could name someone by Friday, before he leaves for his first foreign trip.

Trump, however, said it "wouldn't be a bad question to ask". "The president has nothing further to add on that". "He's risky because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation. and secondly his credibility has been destroyed".

The demonstration of solidarity would seem to contradict remarks by White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who said "countless members of the FBI' had told her that the rank-and-file Federal Bureau of Investigation had lost confidence in Comey and backed the firing of their director". Since then, a lot of controversy has surrounded the president's decision.


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