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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Spicer Questions: Apology Tour Edition

Well, he can’t do worse than Tuesday.

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who he is a little surprised to see still here, to answer the following questions:

1. Why did President Trump reverse course and refuse to call China a currency manipulator when China has not conceded anything?

2. Who recruited Carter Page to work on the Trump campaign?

3. Did President Trump help arrange favorable loans for Paul Manafort as payment after he left the campaign in August?

4. Are the CEO’s and Wall Street executives reportedly gaining influence in the Trump White House writing the tax reform plan?

5. Does President Trump only eat meatloaf because he knows about all the health code violations at Mar-a-Lago?

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Spicer Questions: Day 82 Edition

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

1. Why did President Trump discuss the Syria military operation with his son Eric when there is supposed to be a firewall between the Trump business run by his sons and the Trump White House run by his daughter and son-in-law? 

2. On a scale of 1 to Michael Flynn how tough is”Russia Order of Friendship” recipient Secretary Tillerson going to be in his meetings in Moscow tomorrow? 

3. Did the White House encourage Republican members of Congress to skip town halls and avoid tough questions about their plans to cut taxes for millionaires and tax health care away from 26 million people? Or are they just doing that on their own? 

4. Will Mar-A-Lago continue the long Trump property tradition of fighting local property taxes and oppose a special tax by Palm Beach County […]

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Spicer Questions: Recess Edition

Congress is out for two weeks, Secretaries Rex Tillerson and Rick Perry are overseas, and Jared and Ivanka will be celebrating Passover beginning at sundown. 

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah imagines President Trump is running through the halls of the White House shouting “Spring Breaaaaaak!” and calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to answer the following questions:

1. What specific concessions did President Trump secure from Chinese President Xi Jinping on trade? 

2. How concerned is the White House about Republican members facing pressure from their constituents this recess over Trumpcare plans to take health care away from 26 million people in order to cut taxes for millionaires? 

3. How many more special interest groups will President Trump sign Congressional Review Act bills for ahead of the 100 days in office milestone? 

4. Will President Trump and Secretary Rex Tillerson present the same outlook on Syria in their separate meetings this week with […]

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Spicer Questions: Drain The Swamp Edition

One thing is clear from the White House staff financial disclosures: President Trump is surrounded by multi-millionaires beholden to Wall Street, conservative dark money groups, and foreign governments.

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

1. Has President Trump secretly received profits from his business since taking office?

2. Did President Trump know his lawyer James Burnham worked for Saudi national Khalid Aldawsari who is serving a prison sentence for plotting a terrorist attack on the US?

3. How is it ethical for Ivanka Trump to continue to get paid by the Trump Organization and her fashion company, both of which conduct business overseas, while working for the White House?

4. Did White House counsel instruct Michael Flynn to initially leave off speaking fees from three Russian companies on his financial disclosures?

5. Will Jared Kushner receive any payment from his $741 million real […]

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