Spicer could be out after debacle defending Trump

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Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not "in the bushes", as the story originally stated. The fickle nature of the job was evident in the briefing room Wednesday after Sanders high stakes post-Comey briefing went well. Last night an 'embarrassment. disaster, ' reporter Jim Acosta tweeted.

(The Hill) Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is urging President Trump to follow through on his threat to cancel daily White House press briefings, accusing news media of being "dishonest opponents" of the president.

After taking questions, Spicer scurried back to his White House office, where aides kept hungry reporters at bay.

Spicer speaks to reporters after being spotted hiding behind a hedge trying to dodge the press.

But once he emerged, Spicer refused to be interviewed on camera, telling reporters to turn off the lights, and answering many questions with, "I don't know".

The Washington Post's David Nakamura said Sanders' performance Wednesday was calming and friendly, rather than rapid and fiery.

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"Maybe say to the American people - send in your questions, we'll take the best five questions and we'll answer them by name".

The news Tuesday was surprising for a number of reasons, especially since the president once delighted in Comey's investigation of Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server - an investigation that is now at the heart of Trump's explanation for firing Comey.

For one thing, she works for President Trump.

Culloton called the White House press secretary a valuable learning tool. "That was a DOJ decision". He issued a brief, written statement to reporters confirming what he had just said in person - Comey was indeed fired, not retiring or resigning - and at the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "I said, 'If it's possible, will you let me know, am I under investigation?' He said, 'You are not under investigation'".

He then mercifully ended the Q&A after 10 minutes. For her claim about "personal experience" to be true, a lot of Federal Bureau of Investigation employees who don't know Sanders would have had to decide to reach out to her, of all people, to cheer Comey's firing or been directed to her by someone else.

Brooke Baldwin summarized Acosta's reporting during her show on Wednesday.