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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 SpicerThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Biden moves vaccine eligibility by almost two weeks Easter Bunny pays surprise visit to White House briefing room Anthony Scaramucci joining CNBC as a contributor MORE at this week's press briefings.

Sanders conducted her first official White House press briefing on Friday. President TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE was reportedly happy with her performance.

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

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Sanders on Wednesday will handle the first White House briefing since President Trump fired FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyShowtime developing limited series about Jan. 6 Capitol riot Wray says FBI not systemically racist John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges 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.”