Donald Trump considers abolishing daily press briefing

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In a freaky interview taped hours after he introduced the idea of scrapping the press briefing altogether, Trump said he was serious about the possibility to "just don't have them".

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia says the firing of former FBI Director James Comey will in no way deter the committee from finding out the truth of what happened during the 2016 presidential election.

This comes after Spicer, Sanders, Vice President Mike Pence and Trump gave conflicting reports for why former FBI Director James Comey was sacked earlier in the week. On Twitter and later in an interview, he suggested doing away with press briefings. Unless I have them every two weeks and do it myself.


Conway told CNN's Anderson Cooper that the Russian Federation investigation had nothing to do with Comey's firing, pushing the administration's line that Trump lost confidence in Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrapped up his brief interview with Fox Business from the White House grounds late Tuesday night and then disappeared into the shadows, huddling with his staff behind a tall hedge.

But Trump himself on Thursday contradicted initial statements, claiming he was going to fire Comey regardless of any recommendation.


Appearing on NBC's "Today" show, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls Rosenstein a person "who sets the gold standard within the legal system".

In light of the flap over the Comey firing, President Trump said "yes, that's true" when Pirro suggested that his administration was "moving so quickly that your communications department can not keep up with you". But Comey's colleagues told The New York Times instead that Trump pressed Comey at the dinner for a "loyalty" pledge to the president and that Comey refused.

Sanders also said that she does not think Comey's firing will have any affect on the ongoing investigations.


That led Trump to tweet Friday morning, "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy". And the big question, one source said, is whether it's temporary or permanent.

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