Press Secretary Sean “Spicy” Spicer keeps giving Saturday Night Live more and more great material, along with lying through his teeth, of course.
With James Comey’s hearing before the House Intelligence Committee has come the revelation that, yes, there is an FBI probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. That means, there is probable cause that warrants an investigation into the possibility that the Russians did influence the 2016 US presidential election.
Wrong. At least, according to Spicy, WRONG! In his daily press briefing, Spicy said,
‘Director Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating Russia’s role into the election.’
So far, so good on the truth meter. However, Spicy came up with this which repeats the same sentiments that were tweeted on the @POTUS twitter earlier today:
‘It’s also important to note that both Director Comey and Admiral Rogers told the committee that they have no evidence that votes were changed in the swing states the President had won.’
Trump tweeted that earlier this meant there was no Russian influence in the electoral process — which is definitely not what either Comey or Rogers said during the hearing.
When the media started asking questions (which is when Spicy gets testy), Spicy responded to the question asking if there was no Trump Russia collusion, why would the FBI be investigating the possibility of a Trump Russia collusion. Spicy continued:
‘I don’t think that’s what he said.’
When the reporter specifically described what Comey said as being an investigation into the nature of any individuals associated with the Trump campaign and any links with Russia, Spicy retorted:
‘Correct, but again, investigating it and having proof of it are two different things…I mean there’s a point at which you continue to search for something that everybody’s been briefed hasn’t seen or found. I think it’s fine to look into it, but at the end of the day, they are going to come to the same conclusion that everybody else has had. So you can continue to look for something, but continuing to look for something that doesn’t exist, doesn’t matter.’
Sort of like the wiretapping thing, right? Oh wait, Trump still won’t withdraw his accusations on that.
He went on to try to say that Paul Manafort played only a limited role in the campaign for a limited amount of time, so his Russian contact obviously shouldn’t matter. That “limited role” Manafort played was as Trump’s campaign chief. He didn’t last long, but he still would have had a MAJOR role had no one ever discovered his own dirty laundry.
Spicy then went on to say he felt that no one should draw conclusions (even though he’s drawing them) and that there is further need for more discussion before conclusions can be jumped to.
‘I think the point is that in the same token you’ve got individuals who want an answer and at the same time there is clearly a lot of information that still hasn’t come out that needs to be discussed… I think there is a lot more to come.’
There is one conclusion we can all draw from today’s hearing, Trump’s tweeting, and Spicy’s press briefing: The circus is in town, and they have no clue what they are doing and saying at this point.
You can watch the full press briefing below.
Featured image via Getty Images / Alex Wong.