Spicer: Today's testimony hasn't changed anything

Politics 3/20/2017, 7:26 PM
Spicer: Today's testimony hasn't changed anything

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during his daily briefing on Monday that US President Donald Trump is satisfied that the FBI is conducting an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the November presidential election. Spicer reiterated that no evidence of members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials colluding has been found, but that President Trump is “happy they are pursuing the facts.”

Spicer went on to criticize the leaking of classified information to the media pertaining to the investigation, including the illegal leak of the identity of General Michael Flynn. FBI Director James Comey called the leaks today a “threat to national security” when testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, and promised his agency would investigate them.

Trump’s press secretary highlighted that director Comey “refused to answer the question whether or not he briefed President Obama on his [Michael Flynn’s] phone calls and activities [linked to Russia],” and that it was confirmed today that “certain political appointees [in the Obama administration] had access to unmasked American citizens.” However, Spicer noted in conclusion that President Trump’s confidence in the FBI director has not changed following today’s testimony.

Spicer stated as well that Trump would not be withdrawing his allegations of wiretapping despite director Comey saying today that no information has been found to support the president's claims.  

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