Stephen Colbert wonders who else could replace the irreplaceable Sean Spicer

Michele Moreno
June 29, 2017

As the White House hunkers down in the midst of the expanding Russian Federation scandal, press briefings are becoming less frequent and the once-daily sightings of press secretary Sean Spicer a thing of the past.

"I think we have done a very good job of not just providing opportunities here at a daily briefing, but also making ourselves available as a staff nearly 20, 24 hours a day when it comes down to it", Spicer said.

Lewandowski admitted that the White House - dogged by controversies on a near daily basis - could use some help to get its message out more effectively.

"I have not sat down and asked him about a specific reaction to it", Spicer said.

"Your whole job is speaking for the administration!"

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon "fat shamed" press secretary Sean Spicer, Chelsea Clinton has said.

"I don't know if he's seen the legislation or not", Spicer said.

Politico also reported Monday that David Martosko, U.S. political editor of DailyMail.com, interviewed for the communications director job. "We've been meeting with potential people". He added that the White House press team is very available and that the briefing is just one avenue to be available to the press.

Possible staffing additions including Laura Ingraham, the conservative radio host and political commentator.

On NBC's Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon told his audience about the reports that the White House is moving Spicer to "a more senior role focused on strategy".

Spicer has frequently made headlines for his fiery responses and sometimes inaccurate statements at briefings. But there is no massive White House shake-up coming, it's not going to happen. He very quickly became a late-night target, led by "Saturday Night Live", which spoofed his press conferences by having him played by Melissa McCarthy.

Ms Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, retweeted British author Brian Klaas, who called Mr Bannon's excuse "pathetic and undemocratic".

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