"Then that would have been the big story as opposed to the inauguration", Trump said.
But even those who had been critical of Comey expressed suspicion over the timing of Comey's firing. The Washington Post reported that Spicer "huddled with his staff near a clump of bushes and then behind a tall hedge" on the White House grounds to avoid reporters.
People close to the administration tell the New York TimesTrump doesn't have a close working relationship with Spicer and has been less than secretive about his intentions to possibly replace him. So he rides his podium to Trump Tower in New York City to convince Trump not to fire him.
Trump asserted that his communications department couldn't keep up with him because he was "moving so quickly". By week's end, he was musing about cutting back on the White House's televised press briefings.
"The president should immediately provide any such recordings to Congress or admit, once again, to have made a deliberately misleading - and in this case threatening - statement".
The president represented himself in an interview with Jeanine Pirro that aired on Fox News on Saturday evening, in one of the few shows to secure any comment from the White House over the weekend about the previous week's events.
Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2 Curry meanwhile had nothing but praise for Warriors youngster McCaw, who filled in for the injured Andre Iguodala with 18 points. Meanwhile, Jonathon Simmons, who started in place of Leonard, led the Spurs with 22 points and shot 8-of-17 from the floor.
SPICER: I think - I said - I was very clear that the president would have nothing further on that last week. Trump and his staffers have refused to explain those remarks, and they became part of the political cloud that has overshadowed the White House ever since Comey was sacked as FBI Director.
"Let's say I did it on January 20, the opening, right?"
White House officials had hoped last week's House vote would give the president a much-needed burst of momentum and infuse new energy into efforts to fully overhaul the "Obamacare" health law and pass a massive tax reform package.
However, when asked whether Spicer would be his press secretary in future, Trump responded with a noncommittal: "Yeah well he's been there from the beginning".
They are free-form and wireless, yet still capable of providing full 360 degree tracking using what Google calls WorldSense . WorldSense headsets come with self-contained software, including everything they need to operate without a phone or PC.
The dangers of training on public roads have been highlighted in recent weeks by other accidents affecting professional athletes. He has been joined by his fiancée Jackie as well as his brother Tommy and mother Rose who arrived from the U.S.
Four-time Rome champion Novak Djokovic overcame Britain's Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 for a place in the third round. Lucic-Baroni, the world number 22, will now face top seed Angelique Kerber or Anett Kontaveit in round three.
MacArthur to call for a special prosecutor to continue the investigation of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Tom MacArthur is being heckled at a town hall meeting over the health care overhaul he helped pass in the GOP-led House.
But the "apology", which was delivered in a televised ceremony, was viewed with scepticism by numerous mutinous soldiers. Ivory Coast has an army of around 22,000, but falling cocoa prices have severely crimped the government's finances.
The euro, which had risen Sunday night in the wake of the news of Macron's victory, edged back down 0.5 percent to $1.0943. On May 7, Macron was elected French president, taking around 65 percent of the vote to Le Pen's 35 percent.
Trea Turner, with just seven hits in his previous 44 at-bats, lined a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead. Smoak went 2-for-3 and is batting.290 (16-for-55) in his career against the Mariners with three homers and 15 RBIs in 19 games...
South Korea's Defense Ministry said more analysis was needed to verify the North's claim on the rocket's technological features. The test is the 10th missile launch of this year and follows a string of unusual activity from Kim Jong-un.
Whether that will be enough to spare boss Slaven Bilic from the sack remains to be seen amid reports his job could be in danger. Travel is light, having played a home London derby last week and now playing another on the road.
Indonesia's Minister of Communication and Informatics, Rudiantara says that Ransomware is exclusive to old versions of Windows. Europol provides free decryption downloads for most ransomware already detected, though not yet for this particular attack.
However, Sunderland recorded a rare win last week, as they were 2-0 winners at Hull who were also confirmed as relegated. In the games like that when you go to Stoke you need at some stage to suffer, to stick together and that's what we did.
Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament
Earlier this week, the former top-ranked Russian had her request for a French Open wild card rejected by Roland Garros officials. But Sharapova has now signed a two year deal with the Lawn Tennis Association to participate at Birmingham's Aegon Classic.
Memo alleges Donald Trump tried to shut down investigation
If Trump allies fail to paint Comey as a discredited figure, he could impose deep political damage on the President. Indian American Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi termed the revelations as "a serious breach of the law".
FF 'Will Not Stop' New FG Leader Becoming Taoiseach
Enda Kenny is due to address the topic of his leadership when he speaks to the Fine Gael parliamentary party tomorrow evening. Kenny is due to visit the US and Belgium early next month in his final trips as Ireland's Taoiseach, or prime minister.
Network announces new shows, lineup for 2018 — ESPN Upfront
We now know more about what the new daytime ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Radio schedules will look like, including a pair of new shows. The network also announced that it reached multi-year contract deals with hosts John Buccigross, Kenny Mayne and Hannah Storm.
A$AP Rocky's home broken into by armed robbers
TMZ reports the rapper was not home at the time of the robbery, and the woman in the house was one of his relatives. The incident was reported when three men were seen entering a home on 300 block of the area's North Flores Street.
Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace
Abbas has been in power since 2005, and new elections were blocked partly because of a rivalry with the Hamas militant group. Three Republican senators urged a halt to such payments in a letter to Trump that reflected widespread opinion in Congress.