White House Refuses Transparency: ‘We Are Not Going To Be Providing’ Info On Who Biden Meets In DelawareThe Daily Wire

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it will not be providing information about who meets with President Joe Biden while he is at his home in Delaware.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made the announcement during a press briefing where she was asked three rapid-fire questions from a reporter, all related to transparency.

The reporter noted that Biden has visited Delaware well over a dozen times in the last six months and asked for information about “how visits from visitors and from family members with potential conflicts of interest are being treated for the purposes of White House [inaudible] disclosure.”

Psaki responded, “No, I can confirm we are not going to be providing information about the comings and goings of the President’s grandchildren or people visiting him in Delaware.”

The reporter also asked about the White House supposedly limiting access to an event in the East Room for reporters who were in the press briefing and also asked Psaki for a response to criticisms from Obama’s former ethics chief, Walter Shaub, who has repeatedly criticized the administration over Hunter Biden’s art sales.

“Well, one, I think we wanted to make it as transparent as possible and make the entire meeting available to everyone who isn’t just in this room,” Psaki claimed. “So, we are actually not discriminating against people who are covering the White House from outside of the White House briefing room.”

“Second, I would say we have spoken extensively to the arrangements that are not White House arrangements, they’re arrangements between Hunter Biden’s representatives and ones that we certainly were made aware of,” she added. “I don’t think I have anything to add in that regard.”

WATCH:

Psaki dodges all of these transparency questions from @NYPost‘s @StevenNelson10:

1. Why aren’t all reporters allowed into the East Room for Biden remarks
2. Does the WH have any response to Walter Shaub’s criticisms over Hunter’s art
3. Visitor logs for Biden’s Delaware trips pic.twitter.com/Yk1IwPlBpN

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 11, 2021

TRANSCRIPT:

REPORTER: Rapid fire three questions on transparency. As Ed noted earlier, the President’s been to Delaware 17 times, it’s soon going to be 18 and 19 times over the past six months. I want to know how visits from visitors and from family members with potential conflicts of interest are being treated for the purposes of White House [inaudible] disclosure. Also, I was hoping that you could respond to Walter Shaub’s criticism of the first son’s art sales, is that he wants to shame on the president if he doesn’t ask his son to stop. What exactly has the President said to his son? And the third question is, what space and constraints are there in the White House East Room that are preventing us all from attending the [inaudible] leader today, especially considering their no spacing constraints in this room?

JEN PSAKI, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Well, one, I think we wanted to make it as transparent as possible and make the entire meeting available to everyone who isn’t just in this room. So, we are actually not discriminating against people who are covering the White House from outside of the White House briefing room. Second, I would say we have spoken extensively to the arrangements that are not White House arrangements, they’re arrangements between Hunter Biden’s representatives and ones that we certainly were made aware of. I don’t think I have anything to add in that regard. And no I can confirm we are not going to be providing information about the comings and goings of the President’s grandchildren or people visiting him in Delaware.

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