White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is disputing claims that FBI Director James Comey fact-checked President Trump during Monday’s congressional hearing examining Russia’s influence in the 2016 election.
“He was responding to a question,” Spicer said Tuesday when a reporter asked whether the administration was concerned about the FBI correcting Trump’s tweets.
At issue was an exchange that occurred as Comey was testifying on the House intelligence committee. During the hearing, Trump, using the official White House account, tweeted: “The [National Security Agency] and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process.”
Asked whether @POTUS’ Twitter commentary was accurate, Comey clarified that “it certainly wasn’t our intention to say that today because we don’t have any information on that subject.”