” ANALYSIS: 25 questions the White House has promised to answer but hasn’t” -ABC News

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Summary: ” At the White House press briefing on May 30 for example, Spicer was asked a basic fundamental question related to the Paris Climate Accord: Does the president believe human activity contributes to climate change? With no answer three days later, Spicer said, “I still don’t — I’m apologize. And has he made a decision about — about changing the policy?” Spicer responded: “When we’ve an update on his schedule, I’ll let you know. Are you advance planning to do some kind of release, some kind of announcement?” Spicer responded: “I don’t have a specific answer to that but I’ll tell you I believe the president will comment in the next couple of weeks. Asked if President Trump believes the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters this week he hasn’t had a possibility to talk to his boss the about that issue. On 5/10/17, Sanders was asked: “And in between — in between Monday night and Tuesday, when he decided to fire the FBI director, did he speak again with the deputy attorney general, or the attorney general?” Sanders responded: “I know that they spoke on Monday and I believe the next follow-up was in factin writing. Previous White House press offices have included some of those follow-up answers as addendums to the official briefing transcript. So, Sarah, who did?” Sanders responded: “I’m not aware of that and I’d have to check back and let you know.” 12. I’d be glad to touch base.” Spicer was then asked if the president shares the views of 16 intelligence agencies that say the Russians interfered. On 6/2/17, Spicer was asked: “And then you said you haven’t talked to the president about, whether he still believes that climate alter is a hoax. On 6/20/17, Spicer was asked: “Just very plainly, a yes, or no answer, does President Trump believe that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 elections?” Spicer responded: “I haven’t sat down, and talked to him about that specific thing. If the president does have evidence that the FBI director lied under oath, what’s he waiting for?” Spicer responded: “I think the president made it very clear on Friday that he would come back as soon as possible on this and his position on — on that conversation.” 15. But on the more broad issue of climate change, shall be able to you say whether, or not the president believes that human activity is contributing to the warming of the climate?” Spicer responded: “I can’t say. Spicer responded: “I haven’t sat down, and asked him about his specific reaction to them accordingly I’d be glad to touch base and come back to you.” He didn’t know anything about the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square in China, the uprising, the building of the Goddess of Liberty. At White House briefings since May 1, Spicer, and his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, have promised to return with answers to more than 25 questions but there’s no public all-time prerecord of a single follow-up answer to any of those questions. I’m wondering just how do you give a substantial severance package to a government employee.” Spicer responded: “I don’t know. Why didn’t the White House tell us more about that at the time when you did announce other people who were coming in, for the director job?” Sanders responded: “My understanding is he was in facthere the day prior to he was named as a special counsel. I shall be able to come back to you.” Asked again three days later, Spicer said he hadn’t had a possibility to talk to Trump about it yet, but said he would attempt tohave access to an answer prior to the next briefing. On 6/19/17, Spicer was asked: “And then secondly, we heard from one of the Sunday shows, a member of the president’s legal team mentioned something about us potentially seeing some answer on this question of recordings of conversations between the president, and Comey. On 5/12/17, Spicer was asked: “How numerous invitations did the White House send to Director James Comey at the end of Jan. I’ll [inaudible]. I’m not aware of the back-and-forth conversations that they’ve been having.” Then, responding to a question on cost-sharing reduction subsidies, Sanders said: “I don’t know if there’s been a decision on that made yet. On 5/9/17, Spicer was asked: “Two weeks ago Monday, when the president held a meeting with some of us, he said —, and it was on the all-time prerecord — he would’ve an answer on the administration’s policy toward the International Monetary Fund in a few in number days. The promised follow-ups have come on subjects ranging from U.S. On 5/30/17, Spicer was asked: “I know the president hasn’t made a public decision on the Paris Agreement and I don’t want to have access to out ahead of him. On 6/19/17, Spicer was asked: “Has the president, or members of his legislative team seen the text of the health care bill?” Spicer responded: “I don’t know. At the exact same exact briefing, an additional reporter asked about reports that fired White House usher Angella Reid received a generous severance package. Last week you said you would come back to us on who requested the dinner between him, and Comey.” Spicer responded: “I — I still don’t — I — I apologize. On May 12, Spicer said he would attempt tohave access to back to reporters about, whether the president had invited James Comey to dinner at the White House when he was FBI director, or Comey had invited himself. On 6/15/17, Sanders was asked: “Has anyone at the White House gotten a request from [special counsel Robert] Mueller, for any documents related to the investigation?” Sanders responded: “Not that I’m aware of but I’d have to double-check to be sure.” 18. And as soon as it’s completed, it’ll be sent over.” Asked if she was referring to a security clearance, Sanders said: “I don’t know the specific pieces of paperwork that accompany that position.”

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