White House press secretary Sean Spicer will hold an on-camera briefing with reporters on Tuesday, for the first time in more than a week.
The White House press corps has grown frustrated by the restrictions the administration has imposed on the press briefings. Reporters have often been told the proceedings, which have traditionally been carried live, cannot be filmed or broadcast with audio.
Spicer’s appearance at the podium also comes amid swirling speculation that the White House is seeking his replacement.
Spicer is not expected to be fired, but could be moved into a dual role of communications director and occasional spokesman, something he did as chief strategist for the Republican National Committee under former chairman Reince Priebus, who is now Trump’s chief of staff.
Watch the briefing live in the video above and follow all of the action here.
2:22 p.m. Total length of Spicer’s first on-camera briefing in eight days: 30 minutes, 39 seconds.
2:21 p.m. In his final answer of the day, Spicer concludes the press conference by saying he expects Trump to announce this week whether he secretly recorded conversations with former FBI director James Comey.
2:20 p.m. Spicer ignores a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta, who blasted the press secretary as “useless” a day before.
2:19 p.m. Spicer would not say whether Trump agrees with the unanimous conclusion of the intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
“I have not sat down and talked to him about that specifically,” he said.
2:16 p.m. For the second day in a row, Spicer was asked if President Trump has seen a draft of the Senate healthcare bill. And for the second time, he didn’t have an answer.
“I don’t know that,” the spokesman said when asked by The Hill, adding that Trump is “very excited about where this thing is headed.” Spicer said White House staff is “working hand in glove” with Senate GOP leaders on the measure.
2:14 p.m. A reporter asks Spicer if Trump…