Sean Spicer Conveniently Forgets Old Colleagues Who Quit After Being Linked to Russia
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SPICER: I think that when you read a lot of this activity about “associates,” there is a fine line between people who want to be a part of something that they never had an official role in, and people who actually who played a role in the campaign or the transition.
REPORTER A: Does the president stand by his comments that he’s not aware of any contacts that his campaign associates had with Russia during the election? SPICER, VISIBLY GULPING: Yes. REPORTER A: And the second [question] is, has anyone from the White House— SPICER, SMOKE RISING FROM HIS PANTS AREA: Can I just amend the first one? Obviously, just to be clear, I know that, I’m trying to think through this for a second, because obviously, General Flynn—but again, General Flynn—I’m not aware of any at this time, but even General Flynn was a volunteer of the campaign, and then obviously there’s been this discussion of Paul Manafort, who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time. But beyond that— REPORTER B, INCREDULOUSLY: He was the chairman! SPICER, IN HIS BEST INDIGNANT SCHOOLMARM VOICE: Jonathan, can you stop interrupting other people’s questions? Hey Jonathan, somebody’s asking a question, it’s not your press briefing, Julie’s asking a question.