White House press secretary Sean Spicer told ABC News' Jonathan Karl that the White Home "did [its] job" by pointing reporters to sources who could dispute The New York Times' reporting on the Trump campaign contacting Russians prior to the election.
"I will say I feel we did our job really effectively by generating positive that reporters who had inquiries about the accuracy and claims in The New York Instances, we were pointing them to authorities who understood no matter if or not that story was accurate or not," Spicer told Karl.
"So, the answer is, you know, we have continued to give reporters facts and sources that went to the accuracy or lack thereof of a report in a newspaper."
Spicer would not say regardless of whether he reached out to CIA Director Mike Pompeo directly to dispute the Russia reports.
When pressed by Karl more than no matter whether or not a specific prosecutor was required to restore public trust that an investigation would be independent, Spicer disputed that there’s any current proof that an investigation is suitable in the very first place.
“It's the same stuff over and over again that we've heard for literally six months. And so the query becomes at some point, what do you have to have to further investigate if there is practically nothing that has come out?” mentioned Spicer.
Spicer asserted that the intelligence community, Residence and Senate have already looked into any possible connections amongst the Trump campaign and Russians.
“At some point, you do have to ask oneself, what are you truly searching for? How many times do you have to come to the very same conclusion just before you take the answer?” stated Spicer.
On Monday at the White Property, reporters asked President Trump as he left a meeting with overall health-care executives if he would support an independent investigation into possible ties amongst Trump presidential campaign advisers and Russians.
“I haven’t known as Russia in 10 years,” stated Trump.
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