White House press secretary Sean Spicer arrives for a briefing at the White House, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Washington. "We're here really early in the morning and really late at night available to all your questions, whether in person or over email". Over the course of Donald Trump's first six months as president, briefings have become less frequent, shorter and increasingly off-camera.
Trump's frequent social media posts - more than a dozen Monday and Tuesday alone - are read by millions of Twitter followers. "When we have an announcement of a personnel nature we'll let you know".
Spicer said this is precisely why he prefers the off-camera briefings: there is less "performance art".
But Spicer's rumored promotion wasn't the only prominent news from the White House press department this week.
Spicer and Priebus reportedly reached out to Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham about her interest in the press secretary role, POLITICO reported, as well as asked Daily Mail editor David Martosko about his desire to fill the communications director position.
When asked Tuesday whether President Donald Trump believes that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential elections, Spicer said Tuesday that he hadn't talked to the president about it.
"I'll be sure to share your sentiments with the president", Spicer responded. "I have not sat down and asked him about his specific reaction", Spicer said.
The briefing came at a time when Spicer's own role at the White House is in question.
"Look, we all serve at the pleasure of the president", she said.