( CNN) Asked Friday whether or not he had a secret recording system in the White House, President Donald Trump said this: “I am not hinting at anything. I will tell you about it over a very short period of time.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday was repeatedly questioned about Trump’s tweet, the President’s statement on Friday and what reason( s) Trump had for not simply telling “yes” or “no” to questions about the existence of a taping system.

“The President made clear in the Rose Garden last week he’ll have an announcement shortly, ” Spicer replied, mentioning precisely — and perfectly — nothing. To a follow-up on the timing of the videotapeing proclamation, Spicer offered this: “When the President’s ready to make it.”