White House press secretary Sean Spicer chided reporters on Tuesday for continuing to search for connections between President Trump and Russia.
“I’ve said it from the day that I got here, there is no connection,” a frustrated Spicer declared at Tuesday’s briefing.
“If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.”
FBI Director James Comey confirmed last week that the agency is investigating Russia’s attempts to meddle in the 2016 election, as well as any coordination or ties between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has denied evidence of collusion between the two while the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffJan. 6 panel releases contempt report on Trump DOJ official ahead of censure vote The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden to update Americans on omicron; Congress back Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to omicron variant MORE (D-Calif.), said it’s too early in the investigation to rule it out, citing “circumstantial evidence” of those ties.
But the White House continued Tuesday to maintain that there was no collusion between campaign aides and Russia.
“At some point, report the facts. Every single person who has been briefed on this subject has come away with the same conclusion — Republican, Democrat,” Spicer said to longtime White House correspondent April Ryan. “I’m sorry that that disgusts you. You’re shaking your head.
“At some point, April, you’re going to have to take no for an answer with respect to whether or not there was collusion.”
Here's Sean Spicer telling April Ryan not to shake her head. pic.twitter.com/ojHnkt7MVW— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) March 28, 2017