In an audio only Friday press briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced he had finally spoken to President Donald Trump about Russian interference into the election.
Spicer was widely mocked when he refused to answer whether President Trump believes that Russia attempted to interfere with America’s the 2016 presidential election.
NBC reporter Hallie Jackson returned to the subject, asking if Spicer had finally had a conversation with Trump on the biggest subject of his presidential administration.
“He’s concerned about, uh, any country or any actor that wants to interfere with our elections, I’ve confirmed that he stands by that,” Spicer updated, without referring specifically on Russia.
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White House: Pres. Trump has previously said Russia probably interfered in US election; is concerned about any interference in election.
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