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 SpicerFive things we know about Dems' sprawling Trump probe The five Trump communications directors who have come and gone New York state officials subpoena Trump Org's longtime insurance broker MORE at this week's press briefings.

Sanders conducted her first official White House press briefing on Friday. President TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' 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 ComeyHarry Reid slams Comey for Russia election meddling If Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report 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.”