Former White House Press Secretary went into full panic mode after it was uncovered that he has detailed journals that would be of great interest to the Russia investigation about what was said in meetings at the Trump White House.
When Mike Allen of Axios asked Spicer about his notebooks, he responded with a threat:
When we texted Spicer for comment on his note-taking practices, he replied: “Mike, please stop texting/emailing me unsolicited anymore.”
When I replied with a “?” (I have known Spicer and his wife for more than a dozen years), he answered: “Not sure what that means. From a legal standpoint, I want to be clear: Do not email or text me again. Should you do again, I will report to the appropriate authorities.”
Allen has known Spicer for more than 12 years, as lots of journalists including this one have interacted with Spicer during his time at the RNC. To say that this response was bizarre is an understatement.
What can be read from Spicer’s response about what is reported to be a series of very detailed notebooks about White House meetings and what was done and said is that Spicer has the goods that could do great damage to Trump, and he is doing everything he can to lay low and make sure that investigators don’t come after his notebooks. It would be delicious irony if the information that helped to end the Trump presidency came from the man whom Trump treated like a punching bag from day one.
Spicer is trying to protect Trump, but the former White House Press Secretary is toxic. He was turned down by all of the news networks for a paying job, which is rare because almost every former presidential press secretary has no problem finding a high-paying job after leaving the podium.
Sean Spicer isn’t turning on Trump. He is trying to protect the president, but now that the notebooks are known to exist, if they aren’t already in the hands of Russia investigators, they will be soon.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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