White House press secretary Sean Spicer during a Thursday press briefing dismissed concerns about allegations that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia, arguing there was stronger evidence of Hillary Clinton's campaign colluding with the media.
"CNN reported yesterday that U.S. officials are investigating that associates of President Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign," noted a reporter.
Spicer argued that the CNN report used hedging language and was far from conclusive.
"The last line of [CNN's report] said, ‘The FBI cannot yet prove that collusion took place,'" Spicer said.
"I think there's probably more evidence that CNN colluded with the Clinton campaign to give her debate questions than the Trump campaign [did] any kind of collusion," he continued.
"That reporting is filled with a bunch of subjective terms about, ‘This person may have done this, possibly could have done that,' and at the end of the story if you wade to the very bottom it says, ‘The FBI cannot yet prove that collusion took place,'" Spicer said.