White House walks back Trump’s criticism of FBI over Florida shooting

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that President Donald Trump was not attacking the FBI when he wrote on Twitter last weekend that the bureau spent “too much time trying to prove Russian collusion” and that it “missed all of the many signals” from the man police say killed 17 people at a high school in Florida last week.

“I think he was speaking not necessarily that that is the cause,” Sanders said at the White House press briefing, the first in a week. “I think we all have to be aware that the cause of this is that of a deranged individual that made a decision to take the lives of 17 other people.”