White House discussing moving Spicer to senior communications role

Alejandro Massey
June 20, 2017

Earlier this month, the White House banned networks from carrying briefings live.

The White House will address the issue of the existence of any possible recordings between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey "probably" this week, press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday. Spicer has become a household name for his combative press briefings, but they have become less frequent recently.

He will likely no longer handle day-to-day press duties, including the daily media briefings.

In the Fox News report, Spicer is said to be taking on an elevated role in the administration where he would oversee communications for the entire administration.

"But unfortunately, at this White House, we wouldn't have the video or audio to show you the answer to that question because of the stonewalling that we're getting over here at the White House".

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on Monday was off-camera, with no broadcast or audio recording allowed.

Acosta speculated that the reason The White House has turned off the cameras is that "they want their evasive answers not saved for posterity".

"That's the White House behind me", he said. "The White House. And it's just, it's weird", Acosta continued, seeming stunned.

"I just don't know what we're doing", he said. "They're acting like cry babies because they can't cover things the way that they want, ' but, ya know, maybe I am old fashion, Brooke but I think that The White House for the United States of America Should have these questions answered on camera so we can see what they are saying". In a press conference in the Rose Garden, Trump assured reporters that he would tell them about the tapes in a "very short period of time".

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