Even Trump's Friday morning tweetstorm warning Comey that he had better hope there are no "tapes" of their private conversations and threatening to cancel White House media briefings failed to dent his support among several GOP leaders.
Mr. Spicer on Friday also was asked to account for his accuracy at the podium, after Mr. Trump in separate tweets on Friday morning said it wasn't always possible to ensure statements made during daily briefings were correct.
In perhaps another sign of mixed messaging from the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence said that when Mr Rosenstein "brought the recommendation to the president that the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be removed, President Trump provided the kind of strong and decisive leadership the American people have come to be accustomed from him". "I guess I was a little bit surprised, because all of the Democrats, I mean, they hated Jim Comey. And then all of a sudden, they come out with these glowing reports". The tweet seems to imply Trump recorded the dinner, and considering that recording might contain evidence of obstruction of justice, House members John Conyers and Elijah Cummings would like to listen.
It's worth noting that Trump very easily could've said, "No, I'm not gonna see him".
Asked about his suggestion in a tweet earlier on Friday that there might be recordings of his conversations with Comey, Trump said: "That I can't talk about". You know Sean Spicer. Multiple officials, including Pence, said the president was acting at the behest of Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The letter was produced in response to a request from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who leads one of the congressional panels conducting a probe of election interference, for any information on financial ties Trump may have to Russian Federation.
Trump is "just cut from a different mold". "We'd do it through a piece of paper with a perfectly accurate, handsome answer". One solution, he said, is "we don't have press conferences".
Republicans said the issues that Trump campaigned on - repealing the Affordable Care Act, cutting taxes and boosting border security - would determine if the party keeps control of both houses of Congress. "I think the White House needs to be open and transparent about whats going on, too".
"It's impossible for a person, or two people, or three people, who are press people, to cover every aspect of what I'm thinking and what I'm doing". He added: "I think the president wants loyalty to this country and to the rule of law".
"What do we do about that, because- " Pirro began to ask. He also pushed his stale argument that the investigation into questions of collusion between Russian meddlers and his presidential campaign is nothing more than a Democratic fabrication to explain away how that party lost the election. The missives raised new questions about Trump's May 9 dismissal of Comey and re-focused attention on the government's investigations of Russian meddling in the USA presidential election. So if it takes longer, let it take longer. "It didn't change the election".
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