On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration tried to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying in front of Congress in the House investigation into Donald Trump's alleged links with Russian officials.

The Washington Post story, according to Sean Spicer, is "100 percent false."

Spicer shoots down Washington Post report

The White House Press Secretary tweeted his denial of the report on Tuesday morning, simply stating that the "story is not true," thus priming the pump for an explosive press briefing later in the day.

And, in typical Sean Spicer fashion, Trump's official spokesperson didn't mince words when the topic came up during the daily press briefing.

Spicer told reporters that, on March 4, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and ranking Democrat Adam Schiff sent a letter to Yates inviting her to testify at the March 28 hearing -- a hearing that was canceled by Nunes late last week. After Nunes called off the hearing, many speculated that the Trump administration had pressured Nunes into making the decision.

During his daily press briefing, Spicer refuted this theory, stating that the White House "took no action" after Yates' attorney questioned the White House about whether or not it would invoke executive privilege to prevent certain information from being disclosed to Congress.

"We had no objection to her going forward," said Spicer.

The left-wing conspiracy theory implying that Devin Nunes scrapped the hearing in order to prevent Yates from testifying was largely the result of ranking Democrat Adam Schiff, who called on Nunes to resign from his House Intelligence Committee position after Nunes came forward claiming he had proof that then-president Barack Obama had spied on Trump campaign staff after the election.

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According to Nunes, the identities of the Trump staff may have been illegally "unmasked" by someone in the intelligence community.

Schiff thinks Trump fears what Sally Yates might say

Meanwhile, Schiff continues to fan the flames of conspiracy. On Tuesday morning, Schiff tweeted: "Was today's open hearing cancelled because WH did not want Sally Yates to testify re Gen.

Flynn's deception?"

Spicer shot down Schiff's innuendo-drenched tweet during the press briefing, telling reporters, "I hope she testifies."

Sally Yates was fired from her job as acting Attorney General by President Trump in January, after she ordered the Department of Justice not to comply with Trump's travel ban executive order.