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‘Why Wasn’t He More Closely Vetted?’: Reporters Grill Spicer Over Michael Flynn

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer received a lot of questions during today’s press briefing after Jason Chaffetz said today it doesn’t appear Michael Flynn sought the proper permissions to receive payments from foreign governments.

Fox News’ John Roberts and CBS News’ Major Garrett grilled Spicer over documents the House Oversight Committee requested that they have not yet received. Garett asked Spicer if the Trump transition had “no custodial possession of any of these documents.”

Spicer said that that the White House can’t give over documents that they don’t have in the first place, saying that such a request is “ridiculous.”

The Daily Caller‘s Kaitlan Collins repeatedly pressed Spicer on whether the White House considers Flynn’s “payment from Russia Today to be a payment from a foreign government.”

Spicer said that what Flynn did was “prior to him coming to this White House,” insisting more than once that everything being talked about here “occurred prior to his employment at the White House.”

Collins then asked, “Why wasn’t he more closely vetted during the transition period?”

Spicer responded, “Well, again, you fill out forms.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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