"So you can keep taking your selfies".
"I can't stay mad at you if you're out of my sight for a couple of minutes because I lack object permanence", said Colbert in his Trump impression.
In testimony before Congress earlier this month, former FBI Director James Comey testified that there was no doubt in his mind that Russian Federation was behind the hacking. The people spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal deliberations before a final decision is made.
But multiple CBC members said they were put off that she signed the invitation as "the Honorable Omarosa Manigault", saying she hasn't earned that title nor has she helped raise the profile of CBC issues within the White House as promised.
"The nice thing about turning the cameras off sometimes, and I find this, is that it is not 'performance art, ' as you call it, that you end up having, I think sometimes, a more substantive discussion about actual issues because they're not trying to get their clip", Spicer opined.
"There is no White House shake-up coming", former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said on Fox & Friends.
Possible staffing additions including Laura Ingraham, the conservative radio host and political commentator. So the position of press secretary would need to be filled.
Spicer was unable to say whether or not anyone in the White House has seen language on the Senate's version. "We're here really early in the morning and really late at night available to all your questions, whether in person or over email".
"Look, we all serve at the pleasure of the president", she said.
Mr Spicer's remarks on Tuesday came amid speculation that he is looking for his own replacement at the briefing room podium, which could be part of a larger plan to shake up the White House communications staff.
His comments were at Spicer's first on-camera session with reporters in eight days.
Spicer has already seen his public role diminish in recent weeks.
He said his department has done more briefings off-camera because there were "several" news outlets that were violating the press guidelines his office laid out, like broadcasting audio of the interviews live.