The White House still won't say whether President Trump has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions following reports of tension.
"I haven't had a chance to have an extensive conversation with him today but I certainly plan to ask him that," deputy White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Wednesday.
On Monday, the president tweeted criticism of how the Department of Justice has handled the appeals to his so-called travel ban. Following that, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, during Tuesday's press briefing, wouldn't explicitly say the president has confidence in Sessions as attorney general, instead saying he hadn't talked to the president about their relationship.
Trump's reported displeasure with Sessions, dating back to the attorney general's recusal from the Russia investigation, led to Sessions recently broaching the possibility of resigning, according to reports.
Earlier Wednesday, Sessions released a statement commending Trump for his choice of Christopher Wray for FBI director. "I congratulate President Trump for choosing a leader of proven skill, independence, and integrity — a man in whom all Americans can have confidence," Sessions said.
A reporter on Wednesday followed up the questions about Sessions by asking Sanders if Trump still has confidence in Vice President Mike Pence.
"I would imagine so," she said. "But again, I don't want to try to read someone's mind but I certainly would think the president has confidence in the vice president."