Josh Earnest: I'm 'Sympathetic' to Sean Spicer

Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington Thursday

"Management in counterintelligence are insanely concerned, anxious about the overreaching obstruction and political influence from the White House". During an interview with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro Trump refused to say yes or no when he was asked point blank whether Spicer will continue in his post.

On May 10, 2017 Trump met with two high level Russian officials at the White House, and barred the US media from attending the meeting. Trump should run his White House exclusively via outbound media (tweets, press releases, readouts, YouTube videos, etc.) and the occasional interview with big-name TV interviewers who are careful not to embarrass him too much. "I believe you, and others, will attest to when we don't have an answer, we try really hard to either update you after the fact or to get you the facts that we didn't have at the time". Sarah Huckabee is a lovely young woman. "And hey, if you're concerned that when exposed to the outdoors, the image will run - no worries, that's exactly what Sean Spicer does, so it's totally authentic!" But her slip-up isn't the first time the White House's mouthpieces have struggled to defend their boss; being press secretary for Trump seems like a rough job, whether your name is Spicer or Sanders.

"Let's say I did it on January 20, the opening, right?"

"That was what in Watergate they called a non-denial denial", said Wallace. 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. "Our story is consistent", she told reporters. She characterized Trump's decision to fire Comey amid an active investigation into his campaign as somehow consistent with the "drain the swamp" message Trump used in the last weeks of the campaign.

But, Mr. Trump said, "I'll tell you what, they'll be very unhappy, because the ratings are so high that I don't know what these networks are going to do".

Therewith an enlightening experiment in professional optics: We the public get to see the same wheelbarrow of official manure hauled around by two different spokespeople.

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