Spicer Hasn't Asked Trump If Russians Meddled in 2016 Campaign

Laura Christensen
June 24, 2017

Despite weeks of reports that heads would roll at the White House and that an angry President Trump was fed up with his team, there will be no major staff shake-up in the West Wing, a top Trump adviser said Wednesday.

However, when Spicer was missing from the White House press briefings for a long time in May, and deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, covered for him, she discovered how reporters missed Spicer. I don't think that should come as a surprise.

Ivanka Trump talks to Sean Spicer at the White House.

And while Spicer has cut back on the number of televised press briefings, he is still on the payroll as both communications director and chief spokesman.

Spicer said he had "seen the reports" from the intelligence community concluding that the Russian government ordered an influence campaign to interfere with the US election, but that he has not asked Trump about his views.

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When Spicer did appear on camera on Tuesday, he said he often stays late at night working to answer reporters questions.

From what my White House sources tell me you were never under serious consideration....

Soon after Atlantic reporter Rosie Gray published her story with Bannon's (maybe joking?) comment, former first daughter and salty social media user Chelsea Clinton quickly called out Bannon's comment as "fat shaming". But Trump did ask him on multiple occasions about the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russians. Surely the president has a view on them?

Mike Dubke resigned as White House communications director last month after a series of legal and political threats began to torment the administration.

Spicer's first TV appearance as press secretary came on January 21, when he came to the press room to deliver a statement that chided reporters on the way that they characterized the size of the inauguration crowds. "We're always looking for ways to do a better job of articulating the president's agenda and we'll continue to have those discussions internally and when we have an announcement of a personnel nature, we'll let you know".

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