At the Tuesday White House Press Briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that The Washington Post “should be ashamed” of its story about the Trump administration trying to prevent Sally Yates from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee.
“The Washington Post should be ashamed of how it handled this story. It was 100 percent false,” Spicer said.
Spicer said that the letters published by the Post reinforced the administration’s narrative. Spicer said that the White House “had no objection to [Yates] going forward” with her testimony.
Spicer continued to deny connections between the Russian government and the Trump administration. “We made it clear that when you actually get to the bottom of the facts, there has been no connection between the President or the staff here and anyone doing anything with Russia,” Spicer said.
Spicer added that the attitude of the White House towards Yates testifying “was ‘Great. Go share what you know.'”
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