Spicer Says We May Find Out If There Are Comey Tapes This Week in Latest Off-Camera Briefing

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The best show on daytime TV was off the air once again Monday, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer conducted yet another off-camera briefing to kick off the work week.

In his remarks Monday, Spicer said that President Donald Trump may soon address a question which has been lingering whether or not there are tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

“It’s possible we will have an answer to that at the end of the week,” Spicer said, via CNN’s Jim Acosta.

Other tidbits from the off-camera gaggle include Acosta reporting that Spicer still won’t say whether Trump believes in climate change.

Acosta’s colleague, Sara Murray of CNN, reports that Spicer offered “thoughts and prayers” from the White House to the victims of the terror attack in London.

And Mark Knoller of CBS reports that Spicer said the United States will look to keep lines of communication open with Russia with regards to Syria. Further, while the U.S. is looking to deescalate the conflict, but “will always preserve the right of self-defense.”

Asked why the briefing was off-camera, Spicer said, according to NBC’s Ali Vitali, that Trump is doing a joint press conference later with the President of Panama. And Trump, Spicer added, should “be the one that speaks.”

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