As the backlash continues to heat up over James Comey being fired as the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Donald Trump and his team have struggled to find common ground on how to explain the president's decision. With White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer returning to the press briefing, it was only a matter of time before the issue was brought up by the media.

Spicer's defense

When the news broke that Donald Trump had fired James Comey, it came as a complete surprise, including to the former director of the FBI himself. In the aftermath, criticism has been ongoing, with Democrats and liberals attacking the former host of "The Apprentice" for firing the person who is in charge of an ongoing investigation into his own administration.

Comey has been leading the current investigation into what role Russia played in the election results, including possible collusion with the Trump administration. In response, Trump noted that he fired Comey due to his inability to trust him. During a Thursday interview with NBC News host Lester Holt, the president claimed that he spoke to Comey on three occasions where he was told that he wasn't under investigation, including during a dinner meeting last January. As part of his defense, Trump went on a multi-tweet rant on Friday morning, which included a threat directed at Comey. As reported by CBS News on May 12, Sean Spicer was questioned on the issue, but didn't have much to say.

When asked if Donald Trump had someone record his conversation with James Comey during the aforementioned dinner meeting, Sean Spicer did his best to shutdown the question.

"I assume you are referring to the tweet?" Spicer said, before adding, "I've talked to the president. The president has nothing further to add on that." After being asked again to elaborate, Spicer replied, "As I mentioned, the president has nothing further to dd on that."

"Are there recording devices in the Oval Office, or the residence," the reporter asked.

Chuckling, Sean Spicer responded, "as I've said for the third time, there's nothing further to add on that. When the reporter asked if it was a "appropriate" for Donald Trump to threaten James Comey on social media, Spicer answered, "That's not a threat. He simply stated a fact."

Moving forward

As the scandal continues to develop in regards to Russia, Donald Trump, and the mystery surrounding James Comey's exit from the FBI, it doesn't appear as if the White House is going give any answers.

After only four months as president, Trump is facing non-stop backlash, while sitting on an approval rating that barely hits 40 percent.

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