Sean Spicer angrily dismissed inquiries about the matter Tuesday, declaring that "every single person who's been briefed on this, as I've said ad nauseam from this podium. have been very clear that there is no connection between the president or the staff here and anyone doing anything with Russian Federation".
The contentious interaction with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks was heightened when Spicer interrupted her question to make fun of the media's focus on Russian Federation.
Of course, Ryan still has a job to do in all this - which she'll continue to do because that's what a lot of women, particularly black women tend to do - buckle down and do what needs to be done.
Drawing a stark contrast with the Administration of former President Barack Obama, Spicer said that many members of Obama's staff were "clearly and flagrantly working for the United States government at all times".
April Ryan also mentioned the whole controversy regarding Russian Federation during her intervention, as well as Donald Trump's claims about Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower before the elections, which are clearly unfounded. That's what he's been focused on since day one.
Whether it was her foolish inability to understand investing, the dubious claim that Trump told an audience that "white America" built the country, or suggesting Steve King is mentally disabled, Ryan's reputation is anything but that of a stalwart neutral reporter. "You've got Russian Federation, you've got wiretapping - " she was saying when Spicer interrupted her. "You've got Russia", Spicer repeated. So I'm sorry that that disgusts you. You're shaking your head. "She is an idiot with no real sources", Spicer told Breitbart News in an email.
Spicer wasn't done scolding: "At some point, April, you're going to have to take no for an answer".
Cheer up Sean, it might never happen.
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"It's interesting that you ask those two questions back to back". I'm sorry. Please stop shaking your head again. The facts are that every single person who has been briefed on this subject has come away with the same conclusion.
Watch Spicer's responses in the video above, via CNN.
But the exchange with Ryan sure seemed to venture into different territory. "I believe that the other issues she's had with this White House have had to do with racism". At some point, the facts are what they are.
If you wanted a reminder of how condescending and combative the current White House set-up can be towards legitimate inquiries, here it bloody is.
On the heels of a contentious back and forth between Sean Spicer and American Urban Radio Network's April Ryan, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough shared some intel he heard from an unnamed White House official about Spicer's relationship with his boss.
"We know this, we see this behind the scenes".