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The White House Says It Won't Answer Questions About Russia Anymore

Press secretary Sean Spicer has told reporters to direct any questions involving Russia to the president's outside attorney.
Posted at 11:28 AM, Jun 01, 2017

The White House doesn't want to hear any more questions about the Russia investigation.

On Wednesday, reporters asked press secretary Sean Spicer for White House reactions to former FBI Director James Comey saying he plans to testify in front of a congressional committee.

In response, Spicer told reporters that any questions not relating to President Donald Trump's agenda should be taken to Trump's outside attorney, Marc Kasowitz.

The Trump administration has been enveloped in controversy over Russia in recent weeks.

In late May, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner became a person of interest in the FBI probe after reports that he had undisclosed meetings with Russian officials.

A separate set of reports surfaced around that same time claiming Kushner also discussed setting up a line of secret communication between Russia and the Trump transition team.

Before that, Trump reportedlyrevealed classified information to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister during a closed-door meeting.

And before that, several other administration officials came under fire for various Russian ties.

Trump hasn't publicly commented on the White House decision to divert scandal questions. He tweeted Wednesday denouncing the Russia investigation as a "witch hunt."