It’s been awhile, but today White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is back in action behind the podium and will have to answer for new developments in the ongoing scandal around President Trump’s ties to Russia.
To recap, first Flynn promised to ease sanctions on Russia. Now we learn he received a secret plan from Trump aides to lift sanctions on Russia and allow the country to keep Crimea. Naturally, those aides are immersed in the President’s business, his administration, and have ties to Russia – further raising serious questions that to date the administration has either dodged or worse, lied about.
In response to the ongoing controversy, American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah called on Spicer to answer the following questions at this afternoon’s briefing:
- Is the White House considering action on any part of the Russian-Ukrainian peace proposal secretly delivered to former-NSA Michael Flynn from Trump associates Michael Cohen and Felix Sater?
- Did former-NSA Michael Flynn discuss any aspect of the secret plan with the Russian ambassador during his improper phone conversations before President Trump’s inauguration?
- Will President Trump vow listen to members of Congress from both parties and keep sanctions on Russia in place?
- Will President Trump finally denounce the presence Russian spy ship off the coast of Connecticut, Russian fighter jets flying at close proximity to a US warship in the Black Sea, and reports that Moscow may have tested a new cruise missile in violation of a 1987 arms treaty?
- Does the administration have any comment on news reports that Vladimir Putin is having a psychological dossier compiled about President Trump?