Spicer Confirms: White House Recklessly Ignored Concerns of a “Compromised” Michael Flynn…

…And Backs Away From White House Talking Point Denying Collusion with Russia

During this afternoon’s briefing, Sean Spicer confirmed two bombshell revelations that should send chills down the spine of the public. In an attempt to sweep the growing controversy surrounding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn under the rug, Spicer finally confirmed that: 

1. The White House took no action once warned about Flynn being compromised. For 18 days Michael Flynn’s security access was not restricted despite the fact the White House was told by non-partisan officials at the Department of Justice told that Flynn could be compromised by Russia and subject to blackmail.

2. Spicer admitted White House talking point denying collusion with Russia was false. In a welcome rebuke of the President’s delusional rhetoric, Spicer also admitted the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper could not rule the possibility there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Spicer Questions: “Essentially Blackmailed By The Russians” Edition

American Bridge Rapid Response Director Emily Aden calls on White House Press Secretary to answer the following questions: 

1. When was the last time President Trump spoke to Michael Flynn?

2. Does the White House agree with Sally Yates’ statement “to state the obvious, you don’t want your National Security Adviser compromised with the Russians.” If so, why did the President take 18 days to fire him?

3. Why was Michael Flynn allowed to participate in a call with President Trump and President Vladimir Putin two days after the White House learned from Sally Yates he could be compromised by the Russians?

4. Is President Trump going to send 3,000-5,000 more troops to Afghanistan?

5. Why did White House aides try and enlist the Canadian Prime Minister to persuade President Trump to stay in NAFTA?

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Spicer Questions: “We Have All The Funding We Need Out Of Russia” Edition

American Bridge Rapid Response Director Emily Aden calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to answer the following questions: 

1. Did Jared Kushner instruct his sister to mention his influence in the White House as part of her sales pitch to Chinese investors for their family company? Is that a standard part of the company pitch?

2. Does the White House support sanctuary cities legislation signed into law in Texas that threatens police officers with fines and jail time?

3. Has Russian investment in Trump golf clubs increased since 2014 when Eric Trump said the clubs “have all the funding we need out of Russia?”

4. Why did Secretary Tom Price lie on Meet the Press about coverage becoming more affordable for people with pre-existing conditions under Trumpcare?

5. Is it fair that taxpayers are on the hook for an extra $61 million this year alone to cover travel costs for President Trump and his […]

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FACT CHECK: Sean Spicer lied about Trumpcare and preexisting conditions 

“Sean Spicer just lied through his teeth to every American who needs or ever will need health coverage for a preexisting condition – such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Trumpcare would cripple the protections that guarantee coverage to Americans who suffer from such conditions, which is one of the main reasons that the leading patient advocacy and medical organizations in the country are opposing it. Donald Trump and his administration are shamelessly doing all they can to hide the truth about Trumpcare from the public; they only care about gutting healthcare in America so they can cut taxes for the rich,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates.    

To view video of Spicer’s claims from today’s White House press briefing that Trumpcare continues and “builds on” the Affordable Care Act’s protections for Americans with preexisting conditions, click HERE.

FACT CHECK:

American Medical Association, 4/27/2017: […]

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Spicer Questions: This Is What Desperation Looks Like Edition

Trump War Room Rapid Response Director Emily Aden calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to answer the following questions:

1. Did the White House refuse to turn over documents pertaining to Michael Flynn to the House Oversight Committee because it knew about the DOD Inspector General investigation?

2. Does President Trump realize that the Ninth Circuit Court, which he unconstitutionally threatened to split up, is not the court that ruled against his sanctuary cities order?

3. Is President Trump pushing the House to pass legislation to strip away protections for pre-existing conditions for everyone but Members of Congress just so he has a pseudo accomplishment to talk about on Saturday?

4. Did President Trump consult with his sons Eric and Don Jr. in writing a tax ‘plan’ that could save the Trump businesses millions in taxes?

5.  Donald Trump has threatened members of his own party, any news outlet that writes something critical, protesters, federal […]

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White House Won’t Rule Out Using Executive Privilege To Hide Flynn Documents From Investigations

QUESTION: On the overall issue of privilege, will you be invoking privilege [on any documents that the White House may have relating to General Flynn]? 

SPICER: We’re not, that, I am not at this time, to answer that question I don’t know the answer, there is nothing that would that I am responding to on that particular matter. 
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Spicer Questions: Final Countdown Edition

With one week left for the Trump White House to manufacture some accomplishments before we mark 100 days, Trump War Room Rapid Response Director Emily Aden calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to answer the following questions: 

1. Will President Trump’s Holocaust Remembrance proclamation specifically reference Jewish people this time? 

2. Instead of signing a symbolic executive order creating a rural America task force to examine problems, shouldn’t Trump just reverse his budget proposal to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission which funds economic development in rural communities? 

3. Will President Trump still hold a campaign rally on Saturday if the government is shutdown? 

4. Will President Trump keep his campaign promise to drain the swamp and cut off contracts with new lobbying firms started by former aides that have already brought in $2.2 million in lobbying fees since he took office?

5. Did President Trump claim he “never heard of Wikileaks” in his AP […]

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A Timeline Of Dishonest Trump Admin Statements About Aircraft Carrier Carl Vinson’s Location

“Once again the Trump Administration has been caught in a web of lies. Why should anyone believe a word they say?” said American Bridge spokesperson Sabrina Singh. 

April 8: Pentagon Said Aircraft Carrier Was Leaving Singapore

Pentagon: “Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs Singapore for Western Pacific.” [Press Release, 4/9/2017]

April 11: Spicer And Mattis Claimed Aircraft Carrier Was Heading Toward North Korea, Touted Impact Of Its Deployment

Sean Spicer Claimed A Carrier Group Was “Steaming” Towards The Korean Peninsula.  “Question: Putting that strike carrier group in the Sea of Japan, in that region, is that also a messaging circumstance?  Or is that simply protective for our allies in Japan and Korea? Sean Spicer:  A carrier group is several things.  The forward deployment is deterrence, presence.  It’s prudent.  But it does a lot of things.  It ensures our — we have the strategic capabilities, and it gives the President options in the region. But I think when you see a carrier group steaming into […]

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Spicer Questions: Do You Know Where Your Armada Is Edition

Trump War Room Rapid Response Director Emily Aden calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to answer the following questions:

 
1. Last week President Trump stated an “armada” was heading toward North Korea and the same day you claimed this action was for “deterrence.” Were you both lying or just unaware of what the military was doing? 
 
2. Will President Trump cut back on the one in five minutes he spends at Mar-a-Lago as Republican Senator Joni Ernst suggested he should yesterday? 
 
3. Does President Trump’s executive order on H-1B visas apply to his own companies which have used dozens of H-1B visas to bring in foreign workers since 2008? 
 
4. How is President Trump’s reliance on outside advice from a Wall Street billionaire with financial interests in China draining the swamp? 

 
5. Will President Trump commit to including Obamacare cost-sharing reductions in the next spending bill or throw 7.1 million off their insurance […]

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Spicer Questions: Bunny Suit Edition

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to answer the following questions: 

Is President Trump going to start a war with North Korea? 
How will Turkish President Erdogan’s expanded powers impact the Trump Organization’s multi-million tower complex in Istanbul?
How many former lobbyists are working in the Trump administration on the exact same issues they lobbied on since Trump eliminated the rule preventing this type of conflict of interest?
Did President Trump share details about his forthcoming $1 billion infrastructure plan with Paul Manafort before Manafort began advising a Chinese billionaire about how to win contracts under the plan?
Who wore the bunny suit this year?

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