Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

Spicer noted the administration has looked at data that suggests this White House has been more accommodating than past ones regarding requests to make President Donald Trump available for interviews.

'I'm right here, ' he said after one journalist asked him to comment on reports that his role is changing.

Zeleny also addressed the news that Spicer is looking for his replacements as communications director and press secretary as he looks to take a more behind-the-scenes role, something Spicer discussed today.

"If he can't come out and answer the questions and they're just not going to do this on camera or audio, why are even having these briefings or these gaggles in the first place?" "We've been meeting with potential people".

"When we have an announcement of a personnel nature, we'll let you know", he said with a slight smile.

"I'm not sure if the press secretary thing is something I'm dying to do", Ingraham said.

Rumors about a massive shakeup in the White House Communications team have been swirling for weeks, especially after director Mike Dubke announced his resignation in mid May.

He is scheduled to answer questions from reporters at 1:30 p.m. "For one, a lot of people do not want this job".

Spicer also addressed the recent lack of on-camera briefings during Tuesday's briefing.

As The Telegraph reports, Sean Spicer has previously given his own justification on why he has been prohibiting the recordings and choosing to go off-camera instead.

Here's the basic breakdown: Conservatives think Bannon was joking and Clinton needs to lighten up, but Clinton thinks the decay of the daily press briefing underscores a culture of "opacity" at the White House.

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was considered for Press Secretary during the transition, is not interested in the position.

The White House has generally only used that excuse on days that the president has held a press conference or delivered a major speech.

In testimony before Congress earlier this month, former FBI Director James Comey testified that there was no doubt in his mind that Russian Federation was behind the hacking. His combative briefings became must watch TV and were parodied on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", with Melissa McCarthy portraying him.

  • Larry Hoffman