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Spicer refers all Russia-related questions to Trump's lawyer

May 20 2018, 05:41 | Irvin Gilbert

Trump tweeted just after midnight on Wednesday: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe".

Reporters then tried to ask Spicer what "covfefe" actually means, but he quickly moved on to another question.

"We are focused on the president's agenda and going forward all questions on these matters will be referred to outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz", he said, referring to business mogul's longtime legal adviser and divorce lawyer now representing him in all matters related to Russian Federation and any fallout involving former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump retained Kasowitz, who previously served as his personal lawyer, last week after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to lead the investigation which has built in intensity since Comey's firing.

Spicer said the president has spoken with foreign leaders and industry leaders on the agreement, although he would not say whether the president has met or will meet with his cabinet on the matter.

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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.

President Donald Trump has said it's hard for his communications people to speak for him, and has shown interest in wanting to speak more directly with the American people.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a member of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Washington.

The White House is in the midst of a communications shakeup, which began with the impending departure of White House Communications Director Mike Dubke.

During the same briefing, Spicer blasted the reports that alleged Kushner planned to establish a secret communications channel with the Kremlin. Wednesday's very brief, off-camera gaggle could be a sign of what future interactions between the White House and the media will be like.

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