Press Briefings to Have Much Less Sean Spicer This Week

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Wallace said he was particularly struck by one exchange during Friday's White House press briefing between White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Reuters reporter Jeff Mason. Filling in for him this week is his deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

"I find it very troubling and troubled", Wallace said.

Sanders made her assertion even though she admitted she doesn't "know that many people in the Federal Bureau of Investigation". "I have no reason to believe - I haven't asked him", Spicer said at Tuesday afternoon's White House press briefing. A source close to Spicer told CNN that President Trump personally gave him the OK to take leave, and said Spicer will be present at the White House Wednesday night after his duty is done for the day.

Picture this poor bastard at his desk, trying to prepare for today's briefing when suddenly Trump's tweet about taping Comey rolls by on his screen.

On two occasions, Sanders cited what appeared to be a particularly evocative White House talking point to criticize Comey's conduct during the 2016 campaign - when he held a news conference to discuss the FBI's investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for classified government information while she was secretary of state.

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The Department of Justice is, of course, an independent agency, a fact that was reinforced vigorously during the Obama administration, and famously illustrated during the Bush administration, when Comey himself tried to prevent then-Attorney General John Ashcroft from being coerced by the White House while he was in the hospital with pancreatitis. Dems on the Hill have noted that, since then, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced it was investigating Russian interference in the election and whether Trump campaign advisers colluded with those Russian agents.

"Look, the FBI's doing a whole lot more than the Russian Federation investigation", she said.

This is only the second time in history that an FBI Director has been let go. This new storyline had Trump deciding some time ago that Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who had to go, but had asked for input from Rosenstein, to whom Comey reported and who has been on the job just a few weeks.

The resulting media chaos reportedly threw the White House into turmoil, as aides and surrogates worked to craft a message around the president's evolving statements to the media.

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