Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing – March 22nd 2017 – Approximately 1:30pm

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer delivers the press briefing for March 22nd 2017:

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97 Responses to Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing – March 22nd 2017 – Approximately 1:30pm

  1. Katherine McCoun says:

    Yes! Fun about to begin. Thanks for posting so I can get my son settled with some schoolwork and be ready.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this!

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  3. Katherine McCoun says:

    He is on now

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  4. redlegleader68 says:

    Starting now

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  5. Nchadwick says:

    Interactive map of seating and main correspondent — also at the above site – below the interactive map is the seating chart per the organization that they represent.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      thank you. Hate to give NYTs clicks but this is very helpful.
      Here is a link with a listing of individuals who are often there.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_press_corps
      These are the officers of the WH press corps
      http://www.whca.net/officers.htm

      To be accurate we need to know who is asking the questions and for whom they work. Interesting to look at their twitter feeds and twitter. Some try to stay very professional and others let lots of opinion fly at will. Good to know what point of view they are coming from when they report and when they ask the questions.

      Lastly, its important to call attention to these “reporters” as they are slanting the information and influencing Americans as to what is going on, their opinions about the what is happening and determining the headlines and what are the main topics of the day. They have tremendous influence and need to be held accountable.

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  6. Beryl Bomb says:

    Can someone explain to the press that they’ve been leaning left for so long that they’ve convinced themselves askew is normal? No one expects the MSM to lean right but is standing up straight too much to ask?

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  7. rsanchez1990 says:

    Devin Nunes pretty much confirmed what President Trump said.

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  8. Katherine McCoun says:

    On these youtube channels
    “The White House”
    “Right Side Broadcasting Network”
    “Golden State Times”
    “Fox 10 Phoenix” which is showing the London situation with Spicer in a small box upper right
    “Donald Trump Speeches & Press Conference”

    “President Donald Trump News & Live Speeches” (not currently showing Spicer but saying it will flip over soon and people making comments asking them to switch so did Not count them at this time)

    20,241 watching right now
    That is a lot of people hearing straight from the administration the update and then the answers to the media employee’s questions with no spin re the answers. The internet continues to be a strong tool for the Trump Administration and its supporters

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      22,121 now, tremendous benefit for we the citizens to be able to hear the statements and answers for ourselves v. carefully chosen snippets of the Spicer framed by spin

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  9. albrevin says:

    this link is difficult to track down. So, I’m posting it here for posterity. (it is Nunes confirming surveillance of Trump campaign, in this case after the election)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-surveillance-idUSKBN16T2GQ?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

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  10. Trumppin says:

    Breaking – Devin Nunes PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS WIRE TAPPED more of his Team Unmasked

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  11. rsanchez1990 says:

    Excellent point by Sean, nobody in the media is asking why this surveillance was taking place.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Thorfinnr says:

    Purple Revolution dress girl needs to slapped upside the head.

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  13. Katherine McCoun says:

    April Ryan: asking about justice for Eric Gardner and will police be indicted.
    Spicer: leave it to the Justice Deparment

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    • Nchadwick says:

      Of course without missing a beat April Ryan brings up race regarding Eric Gardner and justice for him and police indictment – If she is the assigned to be one of the press reporters for White House Briefings, shouldn’t she know the division of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches — In what way was that question, or the 3 re-directs not a Justice Department question, totally wasting the time of everyone in the room and MORE IMPORTANTLY – Sean Spicer…

      Of course I know why, because the prior administration found it as a way to incite violence and cause distention in the country my repeatedly speaking and voicing his OPINION on such matters – which I believe, caused the 4 officers in Dallas to be killed… IF that was her agenda maybe she should be in Tahiti asking Obama questions.. .and give up the seat to a real journalist…

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  14. Thorfinnr says:

    Somebody tell this stupid girl that if they were surveilling foreign nationals who went into Trump Tower to meet with the President’s team members or at other locations where the IC KNEW these people were meeting with Trump, they were surveilling Trump and his transition team. There’s no innocence here. They knew exactly what they were doing.

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  15. G3 says:

    Unmasking= victims
    The media choose to not understand these people are VICTIMS.

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  16. redlegleader68 says:

    Sean now GOES THERE!!! (Russia and HRC+team) Bwahahaha

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  17. rsanchez1990 says:

    Of course the media will ignore what Sean is telling them about Podesta’s connections to Sberbank.

    As a quick reminder, this was uncovered last year in the Panama Papers leak and it was ignored then too.

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  18. Trumppin says:

    Love that Sean is going to town getting the Clinton/Russia/Uranium info out there!! Go Spicey!

    Liked by 9 people

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I love that he counters their questions re Trump Administration with their double standard when questioning the Trump Campaign v. the Clinton Campaign and the Obama Administration.

      Liked by 6 people

  19. Katherine McCoun says:

    They ask again about Ivanka getting clearance and volunteering in the Trump Administration. She is taking on a volunteer role regarding issues she cares about and she is going above and beyond to ensure she does everything legally necessary, crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s.

    Interesting to me that Bill Clinton’s wife, First Lady Hillary Clinton, did Not have security clearance while she worked in the White House on Hillary Care. She worked extensively within the administration in an official role beyond that of First Lady and worked with Congress, etc., and never had a clearance. While health care may not have included information that was national security sensitive, she did not go over and above to ensure that she was clear on the ethics.
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/03/as-first-lady-hillary-did-not-have-security-clearance-but-received-classified-information-anyway/

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  20. rsanchez1990 says:

    Sean Spicer on President Trump the closer: “absolutely!”

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    • Pam says:

      To that I will add I think that Politico story is total BS. If the votes truly aren’t there, then you won’t risk bringing a bill to the floor. I’m sure there may be some last minute arm twisting to get as many votes as possible but you wouldn’t take a huge risk.

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  21. WSB says:

    Rut roh: who did Paul Manafort play with in the sand box?

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    • Nchadwick says:

      In a statement to the AP, Manafort confirmed that he worked for Deripaska in various countries but said the work was being unfairly cast as “inappropriate or nefarious” as part of a “smear campaign.”

      “I worked with Oleg Deripaska almost a decade ago representing him on business and personal matters in countries where he had investments,” Manafort said. “My work for Mr. Deripaska did not involve representing Russian political interests.”

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      • singingsoul says:

        What struck me is that a decade ago we very friends with Russia only since Obama we have become enemies once more. When Manafort worked with Ukraine at the ally to Russia that is when business deals were made from all around the world with Russia.
        Ok say now we are friends with UK and 5 years from now we become enemies does that mean any person who had a relationship with UK has become a spy..?
        I was twice in the UK would I be suspect..? See how stupid this is..?

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        • singingsoul says:

          My husband had exchange students from Russia about 10 years ago and students from the University went to Russia. My son worked with Russians in the lab he leads is he now suspect..? This makes me angry because of stupidity.

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          • Guyver1 says:

            Point well made.
            Unlike Obama, I am not afraid to show my college transcript to anyone.
            I carry a copy of it in my lunch bag, it has come in very handy in shutting stupid progressives down.
            A couple of days ago I held it up and pointed out that I had taken two basic Russian language courses while in college (many, many moons ago).
            Then I pointed out that, according to stupid proggies- that makes me a Russian spy!
            Then I burst out laughing, and as one of the proggies walked away feeling stupid, I said ‘Good bye’ to him… in Russian!
            I love trolling proggies!

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        • armie says:

          There’s a reason the Constitution prohibits ex post facto laws. You pretty well nailed it. The MSM is engaging in ex post facto logic.

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  22. Trumped1 says:

    Here we go: Trump Team was under surveilance and the names unmasked and subsequently leaked. Probably after Obama allowed sharing of data between agencys. **SCANDAL**

    Nunes communicated this:

    During the open hearing on Monday, he encouraged anyone with relevant information regarding surveillance of President-elect Trump or his transition team to come forward and speak to the House Intelligence Committee.

    Information was legally brought to him by official sources that “thought we should know it”, presumably due to his request at the hearing. NSA, CIA, FBI leadership did not know that the information was going to be given to him (looks like a whistleblower).

    He can confirm that on numerous occasions, the US intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence information about US citizens involved in the Trump transition. Details about US persons associated with the incoming administration, with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value, were widely disseminated in Intelligence Community reporting.

    He can confirm that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked, similar to how General Flynn’s name was unmasked.

    None of the information he was able to see in the dozens of reports was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities regarding the Trump team.

    Information was not part of a criminal investigation. It looks like “normal Foreign surveillance” under FISA where there was “incidental collection” that was then widely disseminated with unmasked names, but he still needs to get more information.

    He informed Paul Ryan just this morning of this new information.

    He is briefing the President and his team at the White House this afternoon.

    Doesn’t know if the information was picked up at Trump Tower, but working to find out details by Friday. Rogers (NSA) appears to be wanting to comply. He’s concerned because he doesn’t know yet if the FBI will comply. He has called the FBI, no response yet, hoping to talk to Comey later today.

    He has seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the President-elect and his team were monitored and the information disseminated to the IC in a “raw” format.

    Believes collection was performed legally, but the main question is why the names were unmasked and widely disseminated throughout the IC.

    Most of the intercepts occurred in November, December, and January. During the transition period. This does not rule out any other periods of surveillance, this is just what he was able to see today.

    It was “a lot of information about the President-elect, his transition team, and what they were doing”.

    He is surprised and “alarmed” by the discovery of this information, because it reminds him of when members of Congress were “incidentally” surveilled a year and a half ago. He doesn’t understand how the intelligence regarding what President-elect Trump and his transition team were doing had any relevance to foreign intelligence activities.

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  23. Katherine McCoun says:

    Classic!!!
    Peter (?) asks about Russia “connections” re Mannafort
    They are working VERY hard to make a Russia connection with Trump and making this into a controversy
    Spicer – is just laughing at them because the client was Russia client was a decade ago.
    Spicer is handling this well.

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  24. Pam says:

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  25. Martin says:

    Spicer? Trump was never down 16 points in the general election to Hillary at any point. Don’t be going based on those fake polls.

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  26. Pam says:

    Like

    • NJF says:

      CNN: POTUS is still a liar bc it was only “a little bit of surveillance.”

      Liked by 3 people

      • WSB says:

        Incidentally legally…my tongue is now officially tied.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Guyver1 says:

          Same here.
          Incidentally? The main purpose of the surveillance was to spy on the Trump campaign,
          the Muh Russia was just the fake excuse they came up with to do it.
          This is obvious to any reasoning person- which of course leaves all ‘progressives’ out.
          God, proggies are so ‘stooo-ped’…

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    • I ddin’t hear Rep. Nunes say what Bradd Jaffy said he said, i.e. that communications may have included Pres. Trump himself. Course if Nunes did say that, that confirms what POTUS already tweeted out a couple of weeks ago. Press just can’t win!

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  27. Trumppin says:

    Seems Sean Spicer took some lessons from Mulvaney – seeing more clear YES or NO answers and moving on… Love it!

    Liked by 7 people

  28. rsanchez1990 says:

    How many times do they have to ask the same question on Paul Manafort.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      They are working VERY Hard to make this a headline news item and a controversy. Spicer is doing well to nip it in the bud – not that they won’t still try to spin this as another fake news story for Russia connections. To have this many media employees focused on this means to me that they may have gotten some marching orders to come out with a “breaking news” story re Manafort

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  29. Pam says:

    Now the MSM is trying to scare veterans. Disgusting!

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  30. georgiafl says:

    I would LOVE a transcript of Sean Spicer’s first statement about Manafort, the Clintons and Russia!!!!

    I would love to post it everywhere….post a link on a bumper sticker.

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  31. redlegleader68 says:

    It’s a silly question ….

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  32. Martin says:

    WSJ was never supportive of Trump. Stupid reporter.

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  33. redlegleader68 says:

    Whoever that guy next to John Roberts is, is a complete and utter Jerk!!

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  34. Katherine McCoun says:

    Spicer says to a report, in a patient, adult-talking-to-a-child voice, Well, Jeff, It Just Happened
    so a question about it is a silly question

    Exactly right. So glad to not treat these media employees as though they are authorities or as though they represent the people of this country and the administration needs to answer to them. Many of these media employees are no better (and some less so) informed than most of the readers here

    And now they are back to Manafort but the question is differentiating between working for a campaign and working for the administration. Different levels of background checking, forms, reports, etc. Glad he has the opportunity to clarify

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  35. Trumppin says:

    when was the obama admin ever asked about the connections of anyone in his administration by the press? NEVER

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  36. Guyver1 says:

    Watching the press conference.
    The media dweebs look crestfallen, depressed, unusually quiet.
    They are still doing the Muh Russia act, but I think the Nunes revelation (with more to come) has taken the wind out of their sails, big time.
    They realize the jig is up. And, that it is not going to end well for them, that at the very least what little is left of their reputation is going to be destroyed.
    Probably starting to wonder how many of them will be going to jail along with their Deep State handlers.

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  37. missmarple2 says:

    Sean, can you give is 2 weeks advance notice on the next rally so we can get plenty of protesters bussed in?

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  38. Nchadwick says:

    OMG Jonathan Karl – is like a 5 year having a temper tantrum — he is literally jumping up and down in his seat, get him to a safe space… what an a##

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  39. rsanchez1990 says:

    Half of that press briefing was wasted on the same Paul Manafort question.

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  40. fangdog says:

    What is it there are press briefing?

    It seems to me, it is just a room full of liberals having the opportunity to bash the President and the administration. There is never anything useful or productive which comes out of these press briefing. …….I have noticed just how stupid most all these liberal left-wing press representatives.

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    • Guyver1 says:

      This one was very informative…
      I just ignored their blah blah and concentrated on their body language.
      Eighty percent of all human communication is body language.
      And what their body language communicated was amazing.
      The pursed lips, the quietness, the downcast and empty eyes, the way they were almost slumping in their chairs.
      Defeat.
      The Nunez revelations caught them off guard. The game is over, and they know it.

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  41. Jason says:

    The Wall Street Journal has been incredibly supportive of his candidacy and agenda?!?!? And only now they’re starting to have doubts saying he’s on the verge of being a fake President?

    Next they’ll tell us he’s starting to lose the support of the NY Times, WAPO and CNN :O

    Liked by 3 people

  42. That’s why I cancelled my expensive 15 years subscription to wsj because they were “so darn fair” to PDJT….. Capitals and lack thereof intentional…..

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