Sean Spicer Denies Trump Tried to Impact His Mueller Testimony: ‘He’s a Guy That Likes to Talk’
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer spoke to Outnumbered Overtime‘s Harris Faulkner about the Russia probe on Thursday, and Spicer took a removed approach that addressed the alleged wrongdoings of some of his colleagues.
But at the end of the segment, Faulkner brought it back home.
“Let’s move on and talk a little bit about the president now reportedly talking with witnesses who have talked with Robert Mueller‘s investigation,” she said. “What is your take on it?”
“I think from the descriptions that I’ve seen, and obviously I’m not aware of conversations the president may or may not have had with those individuals that were reported, but there’s a difference between checking in with someone and saying ‘Hey, I saw in a media report you did, how did it go?’ than actually trying to influence [them],” Spicer replied.
“Or ‘were they nice to you?'” Faulkner added.
“Were they nice to you?” Spicer repeated with a laugh. “I don’t think that by any standards asking someone a pleasantry, how was it, were they nice to you, did you get treated well, is any attempt to influence the process and by all accounts none of that occurred.”
“You have been in the president’s circle, in his constellation and you also have given some testimony,” Faulkner said. “Has the president asked you about yours?”
“Never,” Spicer confidently responded before she’d even completed the sentence.
“But you’ve seen him kind of interact. You can probably tell us how it would go,” Faulkner pressed.
“He’s a guy that likes to talk and ask questions: ‘How you doin’?’ ‘How was your day,'” Spicer said. “That is hardly an attempt to influence or do more than just check in on people he cares about.”
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