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President Trump Doubles Down on Idea of Ending White House Press Briefings

President Trump Doubles Down on Idea of Ending White House Press Briefings

"We've got to address that", Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings said, referring to Trump's behaviour towards Comey.

Spicer has been at the Pentagon fulfilling his Naval Reserve duty, and was supposed to continue work at the Pentagon Friday, but was called back to the White House.

"As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!"

The White House has claimed Mr. Trump fired Comey because he lost the confidence of rank-and-file FBI employees and because of a Tuesday recommendation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Comey over his handling of the Clinton email investigation.

Sen. Marco Rubio asked McCabe if Comey's firing had impeded, interrupted, stopped or negatively impacted any investigation at the FBI.

According to a New York Times report, Trump had asked Comey in January to pledge loyalty to him, a request that would undermine the standing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as an independent law enforcer.

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CBS Evening News, citing a source who has spoken with Comey, said on Twitter that Comey hopes there are "lots of tapes".

Follow the live blog below for updates on the 1 p.m. briefing.

The White House has already started having conversations with some of the candidates but, "the list is fluid and could change", the officials told ABC News on Friday.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told MSNBC'S Andrea Mitchell on Friday that there could be evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign - a statement that comes on the heels of an apparent public threat Trump made this morning to fired FBI Director James Comey, tweeting that Comey had better hope their conversations have not been taped.

When asked about the tweet, press secretary Sean Spicer refused to talk about it. "The tweet speaks for itself".

Spicer on Friday insisted the tweet was "not a threat". "Doing away with the briefings would reduce accountability, transparency and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the USA system, no political figure is above being questioned".

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"America first didn't mean America alone, ever", McMaster said, adding that the US doesn't need to "bankroll" everything and other nations need to be a part of the burden sharing.

Democrats quickly demanded that Trump turn over any tapes, if they exist.

"The president's leadership has been welcomed" everywhere he will be visiting on his first trip overseas, McMaster said.

Trump said an agreement struck with China will allow the U.S.to sell its beef and other major products to that country once again.

If Trump did end up cancelling the long-held tradition of White House press briefings, instead just addressing the media "every two weeks" or so, as he said in the clip, he certainly wouldn't be needing a press secretary.

"The timing and the reasons for this decision make little sense to me".

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