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White House tries to shift discussion amid FBI director's testimony

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White House tries to shift discussion amid FBI director's testimonyWhite House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, reacting to news from the first day of House Intelligence Committee hearings into the 2016 election, tried to steer reporters away from questions about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials—and onto the administration’s preferred topic, news media leaks about intercepted conversations involving fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Spicer’s usual daily press briefing took place in the afternoon as FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency head Mike Rogers were still testifying. Earlier in the day, Comey said there is no evidence to support Trump’s claim that his predecessor, President Obama, wiretapped his campaign—a widely anticipated statement that did not lead to a retraction by the White House.

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