Sean Spicer under fire during crucial week for Trump

Usually Spicer answers press questions from a podium in the White House, but in an impromptu and reluctantly delivered Q&A he was quizzed about the Comey dismissal on the White House lawn after reportedly hiding behind a "tall hedge". Filling in for him this week is his deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

"I don't see that as a conflict of interest", Sanders said, citing "several legal scholars" she did not name, who she said had spoken on the subject after NBC broadcast the interview.

Huckabee Sanders conducted the daily White House press briefing in Spicer's place Wednesday.

Sanders, who is filling in this week with Spicer away serving duty with the Navy Reserve, smiled more, kept her cool and didn't trip over her words, as the occasionally tongue-tied Spicer sometimes does.

Spicer then told Thrush to shut up after he had asked a follow up question. At one point in the briefing, she offered another personal revelation after a reporter mistakenly referred to her daughter as "Charlotte". "I have no reason to believe - I haven't asked him", Spicer said at Tuesday afternoon's White House press briefing.

Later in the briefing a reporter asked if Spicer was surprised that he was sacked before Comey was.

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"Look, the FBI's doing a whole lot more than the Russian Federation investigation", she said.

At that point, she read quotes from some Democrats criticizing James Comey's performance as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, with the idea that outcries over the nature of his firing were hypocritical.

Both Spicer and Sanders in recent days have said that Trump was acting on the recommendations of the attorney general and deputy attorney general when he fired Comey, but in an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News, Trump said he had already made the decision to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director before the recommendations came in.

This is only the second time in history that an FBI Director has been let go. Meanwhile, the White House scrambled to explain itself.

Moreover, The New York Times reported that Trump has also become "increasingly dissatisfied" with the performance of his chief of staff Reince Priebus as well as communications director Michael Dubke.

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