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Sean Spicer Wasn’t Hiding ‘In’ the Bushes After Comey Firing, He Was ‘Among’ Them: The Most Absurd Correction in DC

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The Washington Post needs to clear something up.

During the chaos outside the White House in the aftermath of President Donald Trump‘s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, Press Secretary Sean Spicer was not hiding in the bushes from reporters. He was hiding among the bushes.

The newspaper issued a absurd correction Wednesday night to an absurd story: That Spicer stood behind a hedge to hide from reporters after the Comey bombshell dropped on Tuesday.

The Post initially wrote that he emerged after “several minutes hidden in the darkness and in the bushes.”

Spicer eventually emerged to answer questions — requesting that he was not filmed and it be done in total darkness.

He told reporters, “Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off,” he said. “We’ll take care of this. … Can you just turn that light off?”

After 10 minutes of dodging questions, Spicer wrapped up the briefing.

However, someone was clearly unhappy with the description of Spicer hiding in the bushes.

A correction was appended to the bottom of the Post story on Wednesday night that read, “This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters. Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not ‘in the bushes,’ as the story originally stated.”

Naturally, Twitter had a field day with the revelation.

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Comey sent a letter, obtained by CNN, to select FBI colleagues on Wednesday in which he addressed his firing.

“I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all,” Comey wrote. “I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.”