This morning, following the broadcast of a narrative-shifting NBC News interview in which he contradicted much of what his administration had been saying over the previous two days regarding his firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to defend the false statements given by his staff.
And suggested that maybe, just maybe, we now get rid of White House press briefings.
Wow. Just, wow.
The White House has come under fire over the ever-changing stories they’ve been delivering over the circumstances surrounding Comey’s termination. Initially, administration officials such as the vice-president, press secretary, deputy press secretary and White House counselor noted that Trump fired Comey based on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
As far as just relying on written responses and not briefings in the future, it should be noted that after Comey’s firing was announced, the press secretary’s office released a statement saying Trump acted on the recommendations of the Justice Department.
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