Sean Spicer Claims Former Trump Campaign Manager Only Played A 'Limited Role'

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If so, he deserves a Nobel Prize for his achievements on Monday, when, shortly after F.B.I. director James Comey confirmed during a House Intelligence Committee hearing that there was indeed a federal investigation into the ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, Spicer made several mind-boggling proclamations meant to defend the Trump administration while simultaneously making absolutely no sense whatsoever.

The trips to Mar-A-Lago cost a reported $3 million each and have raised concerns about security vulnerabilities.

President Trump was photographed in golfing attire again over the weekend, but the White House doesn't want to talk much about his proclivity for hitting the links.

"So many people (are) jumping to the conclusion that he was going down and playing golf".

"For Mr. Spicer's sake, let me be clear once again: Though I have not seen specific evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, there is quite a bit of circumstantial evidence that suggests collusion may have occurred, including confirmation just this morning that the FBI is investigating potential collusion between the campaign and Russian officials", Coons said.

Stone, who has remained a stalwart Trump defender, said in a phone interview last week that he has no relationship with Russian Federation. Palm Beach County taxpayers have spent more than $1.5 million since the November 8 election to provide local law enforcement to supplement Secret Service protection of Trump.

In a written statement Monday, Coons said he was disappointed by what he described as Spicer's blatant mischaracterization that lacked full context. But Trump appears to be taking more criticism given his past stance on Barack Obama and his claims that he would have no times for golf or travel as president.

"The president's very clear that he works seven days a week. This is part of being president", Spicer said.

"Investigating it and having proof of it are two different things", Spicer said. While hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Palm Beach last month, Trump also played a full round with the foreign leader and professional golfer Ernie Els.

Trump and Japan's Abe played golf on February 11 at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, then visited Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach.

It has also been revealed - through golf blogs and media reports - that Trump has played with top professional golfers such as Rory McIlroy, one of the top-ranked golfers in the world.

"The president is entitled to a bit of privacy at some point", Spicer responded.