During a press conference that was banned from broadcasting, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday that President Donald Trump could fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller if he considers it necessary. Muller is reportedly investigating Trump for obstruction of justice.
“If you serve at the please of the president, you serve at the please of the president. That is a fact,” Spicer said at the blacked out press conference.
Spicer also said that Trump may reveal by “the end of the week” if there are recordings of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.
When asked why media outlets were banned from airing the briefing, Spicer defended the move by saying “President Donald Trump had already appeared on camera on Monday for several minutes and that is enough,” although he took no questions.
Spicer asked if Mueller could be fired by Trump.
Spicer goes into "org chart" convo, says ultimately everyone serves at pleasure of POTUS.
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) June 19, 2017
Spicer also acknowledged the seven sailors who were recently killed in the USS Fitzgerald accident and the victims of an attack outside a mosque in London that left one dead.
“The president is sending thoughts and prayers to the victims of the terrorist attack in London and to the families of seven dead U.S. sailors,” Spicer said. Apparently, Trump has said nothing.
Spicer says the White House sends "thoughts and prayers" to victims of the London attack. Off camera. The president has said nothing.
— Sara Murray (@SaraMurray) June 19, 2017
On the topic of climate change, Spicer said that he had been too busy to ask the president if he believes the phenomenon is a hoax.