Spicer: Assertion That WH Excluded News Orgs From Press Gaggle Is 'Ridiculous'
Judge Jeanine Pirro interviewed White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Saturday on "Justice" to talk about recent reports of some media members allegedly being excluded from a press gaggle.
Several outlets, including CNN and The New York Times, were reportedly excluded from Friday's on-the-record, off-camera session but later received notes and recordings.
Spicer told the judge that the pool of media members -- including print, online, radio and television -- rotates every day.
"They were not part of the pool," Spicer said of the news organizations claiming they were excluded. "That's what they don't want to tell you.
"So the fact of the matter is that The Associated Press, the wires and a couple of the other papers were part of the pool. They came and we expanded the pool to allow some additional outlets to come into the gaggle, and I think any assertion that they were banned or whatever is completely ridiculous."
Spicer said the pool is set up each day by the White House Correspondents' Association.
"They tell us who's in the pool; we don't tell them," he said, adding he and his colleagues had every right to invite some additional members to the gaggle.
Watch the full interview above. Plus, don't miss Judge Jeanine's opening statement on police officers who support so-called sanctuary cities.