After Trump fired Comey, his staff scrambled to explain why

After Trump fired Comey, his staff scrambled to explain why

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted the information she and her colleagues offered was consistent.

Comey's firing Tuesday night sent shockwaves through the FBI, where the dismissal of the bureau director immediately impacted the thousands of agents nationwide.

Trump pushed back when Pirro suggested Spicer could be replaced, though the president did concede that the spokesman has faced difficulties.

The president tweeted, "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" Sanders told reporters on Wednesday that "the rank and file of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had lost confidence" in James B. Comey, who had been fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation a day earlier.

Trump dismissed Comey on Tuesday, which was the last day this week that Spicer briefed the White House press corps. "So it's just the purest form of hypocrisy", she said.

Meanwhile, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, a once-ubiquitous presence on cable news, who made several appearances in the hours following Comey's firing, was as of Wednesday morning traveling in New England for her work addressing opioid abuse. The next day, Sanders said the president asked Rosenstein to put his concerns in writing. During the transition, Trump's advisers floated the idea of moving the media from the White House to the nearby Executive Office Building to accommodate media interest.

"I believe that is very likely that that takes place sometime in the next few days", Sanders said when asked about a potential visit.

Wednesday: "People in the Justice Department made a very strong recommendation, the president followed it and he made a quick and decisive action to fire James Comey".

Spicer said Trump's "robust schedule" means that "sometimes we don't get an opportunity to get in to see him and get his full thinking".

"We don't have press conferences", the president said.



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