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 SpicerSpicer: Press have 'a personal animus' against Trump administration Spicer: People at White House are 'burnt out' Spicer: On-camera briefings have become 'grandstanding' opportunity for reporters MORE at this week's press briefings.

Sanders conducted her first official White House press briefing on Friday. President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown 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 ComeyWhy must everything Rosenstein be filled with drama?   Dems fight to protect Mueller amid Rosenstein rumors Trump to meet with Rosenstein on Thursday 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.”