Spicer is 'kind of useless'

Senate judiciary probe may review obstruction of justice

As the President's woes have increased with the Russian Federation and obstruction of justice investigations, the White House has increasingly tried to limit the information that is made available to the American people.

President Donald Trump may finally confirm by the end of the week whether tapes of conversations between him and former FBI Director James Comey exist, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday.

A White House spokesperson did not return a question about why today's briefing was off-camera, or whether future briefings will be off-camera.

"I wish we had some video or some audio from this briefing to share with you, but the White House mandated that we are not allowed to cover the White House Press Secretary for the President of the United States of America in that fashion."


"As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office", the White House said in a statement. "If he can't come out and answer the questions and they are just not going to do on camera or audio, why are we having these briefings in the first place?" "I don't know why everybody is going along with this", Acosta said.

"So the White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he's just kind of useless", Acosta said during an appearance on "CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin". "It feels like we're sort of slowly but but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country".

Acosta speculated that the reason The White House has turned off the cameras is that "they want their evasive answers not saved for posterity". In a press conference in the Rose Garden, Trump assured reporters that he would tell them about the tapes in a "very short period of time".

"That is the only conclusion one could draw", Acosta said.

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