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During this afternoon's White House press briefing, CNN's Jim Acosta and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tangled a bit over President Donald Trump using his morning "Executive Time" to watch Fox & Friends, with Sanders taking the opportunity to ding CNN's ratings.

Sanders likely will face questions about President Donald Trump's views on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

According to The Wall Street Journal, turnover of staff in the Trump White House has been higher in its first year than in any previous administration.

President Trump "has a full understanding" of his policy on FISA, Huckabee Sanders told reporters when told it appeared he didn't know how FISA works.

Katie Price, who previously worked as a hair and makeup artist for Russia Today and CNN, has a title - production assistant - and desk in the press office to help press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, counselor Kellyanne Conway and other staffers get camera-ready.


She said the president has "some overall concern" about abuse of of civil liberties under the program but understands the need for national security. Acosta has covered the White House for CNN since 2013.

While Trump's initial tweet reportedly sparked confusion on Capitol Hill, the House ultimately voted in favor of reauthorization by a 256-164 margin.

"I think the premise of your question is completely ridiculous and shows the lack of knowledge that you have on this process", Sanders retorted, adding that the president's tweet "wasn't confusing to me".

Intense scrutiny by the press combined with the investigations into alleged collusion with Russian interests and Trump's unique style of management means that more staff could be on the way out very soon, say sources.

The White House issued a response to the Post's report that does not explicitly deny the quote.

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