President Donald Trump says Russian officials "must be laughing at the U.S". Dubke, who had been in the job just three months, gave no reason for leaving.
Spicer's response marked the first time a Trump surrogate has answered a Russia-related question by referring it to lawyers. Wednesday's very brief, off-camera gaggle could be a sign of what future interactions between the White House and the media will be like.
Throughout last year's presidential campaign, he lambasted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while she was secretary of state, insisting she should not be given access to classified information because she would leave it vulnerable to foreign foes.
Spicer took the podium on Monday praising Trump's "incredible, historic trip" overseas and hammering "fake news" from news reporters.
To confirm the news, Counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox: "What I will say is that he has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the President's global trip".
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But he declined to say whether he's been contacted by Trump or anyone else about a return engagement.
Listen to Spicer's exchange with reporters below.
Politico on Wednesday reported that the letter's signers include House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam SmithAdam SmithHouse Dems to WH: Revoke Kushner's security clearance Top Dem: Trump troop increase claims "a ruse" Pentagon: ICBM missile intercept test a success MORE (D-Wash.) and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), as well as Reps.
Spicer is also frustrated by the media's treatment of him, the sources said.
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No phone listing could be found for Abeyta, and it wasn't clear if she had an attorney who could speak on her behalf. Police initially said the 2-year-old was in critical condition; he since has stabilized.
Conway also dismissed persistent speculation that Spicer, who has been pilloried on TV comedy shows since Trump took office on January 20, was on his way out.
Spicer spent a few days working at the Pentagon as the rumors circulated, as part of his U.S. Navy Reserve duty.
"In order for anybody to represent the administration before Congress or to make any policy decisions, the administration needs to have appointees at sub-cabinet levels", Dr. James Pfiffner, an expert on White House organization and a professor at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, told Business Insider.
Trump did not bring Sean Spicer into a close circle of advisers whom he took to meet Pope Francis during his trip to Rome, prompting sympathy from even the most jaded reporters who spend most of their day mocking his role in the White House.
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