Donald Trump considers abolishing daily press briefing

Donald Trump considers abolishing daily press briefing

"I think the intelligence committees are the ones that should do this, because, don't forget that the methods and sources of our intelligence gathering are also at play here, and we have to be very sensitive so that we don't compromise that information as well", Ryan said. "A lot of times, he says things to deceive, distract or disrupt".

Still, the Politico poll found that respondents were more likely to say Trump's decision was inappropriate after they were informed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating Russian Federation for interfering in the 2016 election, and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Kremlin officials.

"I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally - and that's the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system", said Mr Clapper.

"The American people deserve answers".

"James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "He's simply stating a fact", Spicer said tersely. "He would say, 'Look sir, I really can't get into it, and you don't want me to'".

Trump made the remarks to reporters prior to speaking to about 50,000 people at Liberty University in Lynchburg, where he did not mention Comey or the controversy his dismissal on Tuesday caused.

The FBI probe and parallel congressional investigations have hung over Trump's presidency since he took office in January and threaten to overwhelm his policy priorities.

Trump also tweeted Friday morning that "maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", a remark he made after contradicting his press aides and other surrogates on his reasons for firing Comey earlier in the week.

Oval Office tape recordings haven't been part of White House history since they helped undo Richard Nixon's administration. "I won't talk about that", said Trump. The White House claims they did, but Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe denied this during testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump said in one of a string of Twitter messages.

First lady Melania Trump will accompany him, and is expected to make "several public appearances", her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said, according to The Washington Examiner.

- President Trump unleashed a series of tweets Friday morning regarding, most notably a tweet directed at now-former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump made the tweet shortly after The New York Times, citing two anonymous sources, reported that Comey believed he was sacked partly because of his refusal to pledge his loyalty to the president.

Press secretary Sean Spicer is refuting that account during his daily briefing.

Trump addressed questions over the timing in his interview with Pirro, arguing that there was "no right time" to fire Comey. -Former Rep. Mike Rogers of MI, who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. "Nearly all of them are very well known", Trump said aboard the plane that took him to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he gave the commencement address at Liberty University.

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