Connect with us
Avatar

Published

on

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that the matter of whether to allow former President Trump access to intelligence briefings is under review.

“Has the White House made a determination about whether it will continue to extend the privilege of intelligence briefings to former President Trump, given the concerns among some Democrats that he’ll either misuse it or leverage it to enrich himself?” a reporter inquired.

Psaki said that she had brought the matter up to the national security team before but there had not been a conclusion the last time she inquired about the issue. She said she’d be “happy to follow up on it and see if there’s more to share.”

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff said during an interview last month on CBS’s Face the Nation days before the end of Trump’s term that Trump should not remain eligible to access intelligence briefings: “There’s no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing, not now, not in the future,” Schiff said. “I don’t think he can be trusted with it now and in the future, he certainly can’t be trusted.”

Advertisement
Advertisement
Comments

Joe Biden

Here is every question reporters asked Biden during his first White House press briefing

Avatar

Published

on

By

President Joe Biden on Wednesday held the first White House press briefing of his presidency.

Certain reporters asked ‘soft’ questions, including ones about the administration’s plans for taking on China, immigration reform, and gun control.

In order of appearance, here is every question Biden was asked Wednesday by a pool of pre-selected White House reporters:

  1. Zeke Miller of the Associated Press:

“One of the defining challenges you face in the coming months is how to deliver on your promise to Americans on issues like immigration reform, gun control, voting rights, climate change. All of those right now are facing stiff, united opposition from Republicans on Capitol Hill. How far are you willing to go to achieve those promises you made to the American people?”

“Can your presidency be a success if you can’t make progress on those four challenges: climate change, immigration reform, gun control, voting rights?”

  1. Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour:

“You’ve said over and over again that immigrants shouldn’t come to this country right now, [that] this isn’t the time to come. That message is not being received. Instead, the perception of you that got you elected as a moral, decent man is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and trusting you with unaccompanied minors. How do you resolve that tension, and how are you choosing which families can stay and which can go given the fact that even though, with Title 42, there are some families that are staying and is there a timeline for when you won’t be seeing these overcrowded facilities run by [Customs and Border Protection] when it comes to unaccompanied minors?”

“If you could talk a little bit about which families, why they’re being allowed to stay, what the families that are being allowed to stay, why they’re being allowed to stay. In addition to that, when it comes to the filibuster, which is what Zeke was asking about, there’s — immigration is a big issue, of course, when it relates to the filibuster, but there’s also Republicans who are passing bill after bill trying to restrict voting rights. [Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer] is calling it an existential threat to democracy. Why not back a filibuster rule that at least gets around issues including voting rights or immigration? [Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina], someone who, of course, you know very well, has backed the idea of a filibuster rule when it comes to civil rights and voting rights.”

  1. Seung Min Kim of the Washington Post:

“Do you believe it should take 60 votes to end a filibuster on legislation or 51?”

  1. Celia Vega of ABC News:

“You blame the last administration [on immigration reform], but is your messaging in saying these children are and will be allowed to stay in this country and work their way through this process encouraging families … to come?”

“Do you want to see these unaccompanied minors staying in this country, or should they be deported eventually?”

“The Customs and Border Protection in Donna, Texas — I was there — is at 1556% capacity right now with mostly unaccompanied minors. There are kids that are sleeping on floors. They’re packed into these pods. I’ve spoken to lawyers who say some of these children have not seen the sun in days. What is your reaction to these images that have come out of that particular facility? Is what’s happening inside acceptable to you? And when is this going to be fixed?”

  1. Ken Thomas of the Wall Street Journal:

“Can you commit to the American people that, by May 2, the U.S. will no longer have forces in Afghanistan?”

“Do you believe, though, it’s possible we could have troops there next year?”

  1. Kristen Welker of NBC News:

“Given the conditions that were just laid out at the migrant facilities at the U.S. border, will you commit to allowing journalists to have access to the facilities that are overcrowded moving forward?”

“How soon will journalists be able to have access to the facilities? We’ve, obviously, been allowed to be inside one, but we haven’t seen the facilities in which children are packed together to really give the American people a chance to see that. Will you commit to transparency on this issue?”

Advertisement

Advertisement
Follow us on Parler For Uncut Raw uncensored content!

“How soon will that be, Mr. President?”

“Did you move too quickly to roll back some of the [immigration] executive orders of your predecessor?”

“Overnight, we learned that North Korea tested two ballistic missiles. What, if any, actions will you take and what is your red line on North Korea?”

“Diplomacy. Can you define what you mean? And former President Obama warned the incoming President Trump that North Korea was the top foreign policy issue that he was watching. Is that how you assess the crisis in North Korea?”

  1. Nancy Cordes of CBS News:

“Republican legislators across the country are working to pass bills that would restrict voting, particularly, Democrats fear, impacting minority voters and young voters, the very people who helped to get you elected in November. Are you worried that if you don’t manage to pass voting rights legislation that your party is going to lose seats and possibly lose control of the House and the Senate in 2022?”

“Is there anything else you can do about it besides passing legislation?”

“On a related note, have you decided whether you are going to run for reelection in 2024? You haven’t set up a reelection campaign yet as your predecessor had by this time.”

“Your old friend, [Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell], says you have only spoken to each other once since you took office and that you have moved far-left since taking office. Do you see it the same way he does? Have you rejected bipartisanship?”

  1. Kaitlan Collins of CNN:

“Regarding the filibuster, at John Lewis’s funeral, President Barack Obama said he believed the filibuster was a relic of the Jim Crow era. Do you agree?”

“Why not abolish it if it’s a relic of the Jim Crow era?”

“It sounds like you’re moving closer to eliminating the filibuster. Is that correct?”

“You just made some news by saying you are going to run for reelection … so, is that a yes? That you are running for reelection?”

  1. Justin Sink of Bloomberg News:

“Are you more likely than you were when you came into office to maintain tariffs on China? Are you considering banning imports of forced-labor products? Would you consider cutting off U.S. investment or Chinese access to international payments systems?”

“Just to follow-up on the meeting of democracies, is that where you expect in a multilateral way to make these decisions about sanctions or — ”

“I know you have another chance to address the [mass shootings] in Georgia and Colorado. You had said to stay tuned for actions that you might take on gun control. I’m wondering if you’ve made a decision either about sending the manufacturing liability that you had promised on day one to Capitol Hill or executive actions, like going after ghost guns or giving money to cities and states to battle gun control.”

  1. Janet Rodriguez of Univision:

“When can we can expect your promise of things getting better [on the border] with contacting and expediting the process — ”

“Treating the root causes in Latin America doesn’t change things overnight. How do you realistically and physically keep these families from coming to the U.S. when things will not get better in their countries right away?”

“Have you had any talks with Senate Republicans who are threatening this administration with not considering the immigration legislation that was passed in the House until the situation at the border has been resolved?”
The president offered a brief response before concluding abruptly, “But folks, I’m going.”

He then made a beeline for the exit, ignoring, all the while, the questions shouted at him.

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Kayleigh McEnany

Kayleigh McEnany: Biden’s press conference shows he could never endure the media treatment Trump experienced

Avatar

Published

on

By

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joined FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria” to discuss President Biden’s first news conference and how the media treats him compared to former President Trump.

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: “Totally different, I mean, you saw very few interruptions — you saw a myriad of interruptions with President Trump. I just randomly went back and watched one of the first press conferences that came up on YouTube of President Trump just to remind myself of the temperature in the room. And the very first question from ABC’s Jon Karl in that briefing I watched, which was from September of 2020, was ‘Why did you lie to the American people and how can we ever trust you again?’ I remember another question in another briefing being, ‘Do you regret all of your lies?’ I mean, that kind of assumption embedded in a question — so hostile, so negative, such mistreatment of a sitting president of the United States. You can’t even envision a question like that being asked of Joe Biden, nor should it. I think there should be a modicum of respect between a president and a press corps.

Where are the fact-checkers? I woke up this morning to monitor the news and you had the Associated Press saying Biden ‘skews some figures.’ I mean, think about that language with President Trump. It was never ‘skews a figure.’ It was ‘he lied and it’s inexcusable.’ That’s how they covered President Trump. But with Biden, it’s just a little skew of the figures. That’s the headline. The fact-checkers are derelict in their duty.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Follow us on Parler For Uncut Raw uncensored content!

[In the Trump administration], the scrutiny was under a microscope because the press is so liberal. Here, though, when you finally have the CNNs and MSNBCs of the world asking about the border, the drumbeat has become too strong where, yes, you have to have some sort of veering in policy. But it’s not going to happen and this is just going to get worse. And if President Biden thinks these calls for seeing inside these border facilities are going to go away, they’re not. And the numbers are going to get worse. We know that in the summer months. So the fact that we’re not getting access, that’s not going away, those calls will continue.”

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Border Crisis

White House Responds to Leaked Border Patrol Photos

Avatar

Published

on

By

White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to photos that were leaked from Border Patrol facilities that appear to show throngs of unaccompanied children being held in crowded conditions.

“These photos show what we have long been saying, which is these border patrol facilities are not places made for children,” she told reporters at the White House on Monday. “They are not places we want children to be staying for an extended period of time. Our alternative is to send children back on this treacherous journey. That is not in our view the right choice to make.”

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) released several photos to the media from a facility in Donna, Texas, showing children being kept in wall-to-wall conditions. Watchdog group Project Veritas also released photos from the same facility.

Cuellar, whose office first shared the photos with Axios, told the news outlet that one “pod” held more than 400 unaccompanied male minors. The pods are supposed to hold a maximum of 260 people, he said, and now provide “terrible conditions for the children,” while saying these children should be moved to be housed and cared for by the Department of Health and Human Services.

“They are separated by age or physical size depending on [the] room,” the source of the images told Project Veritas

Advertisement

Advertisement
Follow us on Parler For Uncut Raw uncensored content!

. “Fifty were COVID positive in these cells over the last few days. There have been multiple sexual assaults, normal assaults, and daily medical emergencies.”

Over the weekend, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited areas along the border, but his office restricted media access. A number of news outlets have said that their journalists and photographers have been denied access, putting more pressure on the Biden administration to address the situation as a “crisis.”

“Children presenting themselves at our border who are fleeing violence, who are fleeing prosecution, terrible situations, is not a crisis,” she told reporters. “We feel it is our responsibility to humanely approach this circumstance.”

In recent days, President Biden, Mayorkas, and other officials called on would-be illegal immigrants to stay put as the border is “not open.”

Psaki repeated that assertion, telling reporters that the majority of people who show up at the border are being turned away.

Meanwhile, Mayorkas gave interviews to several news outlets Sunday and laid the blame at the feet of the previous administration for the surge at the border. But Republican lawmakers have said it is Biden’s policies and rhetoric that triggered it.

Advertisement
Continue Reading
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Most Popular

Copyright © 2020 King Trump Fovever.