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Spicer to give first press briefing since Comey firing

Spicer to give first press briefing since Comey firing
© Victoria Sarno Jordan

White House press secretary Sean Spicer is expected to return to the White House on Friday, giving his first press briefing since President Trump announced the firing of former FBI Director James Comey earlier this week.

Spicer is expected to lead the Friday press briefing at 1:30 p.m. according to a statement released by the White House Thursday evening.

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White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been filling in for Spicer this week, as he fulfilled his U.S. Navy Reserve duty.

It will be Spicer's first briefing since Trump announced Tuesday night that he had fired Comey. Sanders appeared on cable news shows late Tuesday and early Wednesday to speak about Trump’s decision. Spicer did not make any appearances in front of the camera on Tuesday, but did address reporters at the White House that evening.

The Washington Post said Spicer at one point spent several minutes "hidden in the darkness and among bushes" outside the White House, while Sanders and Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway made TV appearances.