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Sean Spicer: Trump 'Has a Right' to Allow Us to 'Call Balls, Strikes'

(Fox News' "MediaBuzz")

By    |   Sunday, 04 Feb 2018 04:35 PM

Using the analogy of a baseball umpire, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended President Donald Trump's release of the memo alleging FISA abuses by the Obama administration, saying it is up to Americans and the media to "call balls and strikes."

"The president has a right to make it clear what his position is on issues," Spicer told Fox News' "MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz. "Based on the some of things that have come out, regarding text messages between top investigators at the FBI, there seems to be some degree of merit to the president's concern.

"If you are going to be investigated, you have a right to make sure people understand the full context of what's going on, especially in light of those text messages: Clearly, there were people who had been very clear about their dislike of the president."

Spicer did admit to Kurtz it is "the job" of Democrats to challenge Republicans, but there should be a balance between the FBI special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential Russia meddling in the 2016 election and whether that probe was created by a partisan push from the Obama administration, which might have engaged in political, if not criminal, behavior for political purposes.

"The difference is as a citizen, and as a journalist to some degree, people have to be able to sit back and figure out, OK, call balls and strikes," Spicer said, expounding on the court of public opinion of the deep state against the Trump administration. "If you are a fan of a team, when your pitcher is out there, every pitch looks like a strike to you, and that's why we have umpires."

Spicer is releasing a new book, "The Briefing," which "takes readers behind the scenes of his turbulent tenure."

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Using the analogy of a baseball umpire, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended President Donald Trump's release of the memo alleging FISA abuses by the Obama administration, saying it is up to Americans and the media to "call balls and strikes.""The...
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