Huckabee Sanders to cover for Spicer at WH briefings this week

Huckabee Sanders to cover for Spicer at WH briefings this week

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will fill in for press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerJimmy Carter jokes crowd size is bigger at his Liberty commencement speech than Trump's BBC Twitter account trolls Trump over royal wedding crowd size Trump hears ‘covfefe’ as White House aides weigh in on 'Yanny' and 'Laurel' MORE at this week's press briefings.

Sanders conducted her first official White House press briefing on Friday. President TrumpDonald John TrumpMexican presidential candidate vows to fire back at Trump's 'offensive' tweets Elizabeth Warren urges grads to fight for 'what is decent' in current political climate Jim Carrey takes aim at Kent State grad who posed with AR-10 MORE was reportedly happy with her performance.

Spicer will be fulfilling his U.S. Navy Reserve duty this week, Politico reported Wednesday.

Sanders on Wednesday will handle the first White House briefing since President Trump fired FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyAfter year of investigation, Trump can rightly claim some vindication Trump-Russia probe marks one-year anniversary: This is what it has accomplished Trump: McCabe should be under investigation for ties to Clinton MORE on Tuesday. Comey had been leading the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia.

Sanders appeared on cable news shows late Tuesday and early Wednesday to speak about Trump’s decision.

She told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Comey’s dismissal had nothing to do with the Russia probe. 

“Absolutely not,” she said. “There's no evidence of any collusion.”