"It's possible we will have an answer to that at the end of the week", Spicer said in an off-camera briefing.
Spicer is now doing double duty as press secretary and communications director after the previous communications director, Michael Dubke, resigned May 30.
"I guess people can say 'there goes the media again". "It feels like we're sort of slowly but but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country".
Acosta said the White House is "stonewalling" and called the situation "bizarre".
Spicer is now interviewing candidates to replace him as he prepares to move into a higher role overseeing communications for the entire administration, according to reports.
Acosta also questioned why CNN even covered the gaggle, noting that Trump hasn't had a legitimate press conference since February.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is likely moving away from the microphone.
Trump's one-time campaign manager Corey Lewandowski recently described his former boss as "the most open president in the history of our country".
Unlike during this briefing, no video was permitted on Monday. "That is the only conclusion one could draw".
Despite mounting evidence of both collusion and obstruction of justice in the Russian Federation investigation, there was no on-camera White House press briefing Monday.
In addition to briefings occurring less frequently, Spicer and Sanders increasingly fail to give adequate answers to basic questions, such as whether the president believes in climate change. "It's like we're just covering bad reality television".