1. Wide shot of Spicer walking into the briefing room
2. UPSOUND: Reporter, off camera:
"Some Republicans have said Julian Assange should be in prison. Does the president agree?"
SOUNDBITE (English) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary:
"I think the U.S. government has had a position on Julian Assange's position in the past and I don't see anything that's changed that. He is compromised in the past and undermined our national security and I think I will leave it up to the Department of Justice to further comment on their disposition of him."
3. UPSOUND: Fox News Reporter John Roberts:
"Was the president aware that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was acting as a foreign agent when he appointed him to be the national security advisor?"
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary:
"I don't believe that that was known. I would refer you to General Flynn and to the Department of Justice in terms of the filings that have been made."
5. UPSOUND: John Roberts, off camera:
"Had the president known that, would he have appointed him?"
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary:
"I don't know, John. That's a hypothetical that I'm not prepared to ask. I don't know what he discussed prior to being appointed in terms of his background, his resume, his client base. I don't know any of that. I know from what I have read that he has filed the appropriate forms with the Department of Justice and I think you should ask him and them if you have any questions about his filing."
White House Spokesman Sean Spicer refused to comment Thursday on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be in prison.
Responding to a question at the daily briefing, Spicer said Assange has "compromised in the past and undermined our national security," but he said he would leave the rest up to the Department of Justice.
Spicer was also asked about President Donald Trump's knowledge of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's dealings with the Turkish government.
Flynn, who was fired from the White House last month, has registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department for work that may have aided the Turkish government in exchange for $530,000.
Spicer said he isn't sure how much the president knew about Flynn's work with Turkey.
Flynn's consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group Inc., previously disclosed to Congress its work for a company owned by a Turkish businessman.
But it had not filed with the Justice Department, which requires more extensive transparency. The new filings show Flynn's firm was paid $530,000.
Trump fired Flynn last month for misleading key administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.