May 17, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Spicer denies accuracy of NYT story on Comey memos

Susan Walsh / AP

During a gaggle with reporters on board Air Force One, Sean Spicer repeatedly stated that "the president has been very clear" that the New York Times story on the Comey memo "is not an accurate representation of that meeting." He added that Trump has full confidence in his version of events.

Other takeaways:

  • Replacing Comey: Joe Lieberman, Andrew McCabe, Richard McFeely, and Frank Keating will all be interviewed for FBI director.
  • Does Trump want a transcript from his Oval Office meeting with top Russian officials, as Putin proposed? "I don't have any updates on that," said Spicer, adding that he was not aware that the Russians may have recorded the conversation.
  • Trump's call with Netanyahu: It was "purely logistical" in preparation for Trump's visit to Israel.
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