Spicer Slams Report on Trump FBI Probe: 'People Have Got to Take No for an Answer' on Collusion
Sean Spicer blasted a new report Saturday of a secret FBI investigation into whether President Trump was working on behalf of Russia shortly after he fired former director James Comey.
Spicer, a former White House press secretary, noted that the New York Times report referenced an interview between Trump and NBC News, in which the president said Comey's firing may extend the Russia probe but that it'd be the right thing to do for the American people.
Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
"I think there's a little bit of looking at history through a different perspective now," he said on Fox & Friends. "The reality is that he was very clear that firing Comey might actually lengthen the investigation, but he believed it was in the best interest of the country."
The Times' report later notes that "no evidence has emerged publicly that Mr. Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian government officials."
Spicer added that no matter what small details leak out about governmental investigations, there has yet to be proof of collusion.
"Here we are with another story that basically says, yeah, somebody looked into something and they found nothing. ... At some point, people have got to take no for an answer," he said.
Spicer also refuted calls by the media that the Times' report was a "bombshell" and added that they use a certain group of words when it comes to Trump.
"Every couple days he's 'fuming,' then there's a 'bombshell' report, then 'the walls are closing in.' There's a group of phrases that seems to permeate throughout the mainstream media and they can't do anything else," he said.
He said that what the president has accomplished thus far in office is not only beneficial, it's what Trump promised leading up to his election.
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