White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will fill in for press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerBiden administration competency doubts increase Overnight Defense & National Security — Iron Dome funding clears House Sean Spicer, Russ Vought sue Biden over Naval Board removal MORE at this week's press briefings.
Sanders conducted her first official White House press briefing on Friday. President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' 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 ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April 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.”