Six weeks into the Biden regime, Joe’s professed commitment to truth and transparency continues to wane, with the President of the United States failing to hold a press conference, refusing to publish his schedule, hiding visitor logs from the public, and deleting the White House pages for comments and public petitions. Cynics might say that democracy is currently dying in darkness.
In press secretary Jen Psaki’s first press briefing, she told reporters that the Biden presidency heralded a commitment “to bring transparency and truth back to the government; to share the truth, even when it’s hard to hear.”
But with the new guy installed, transparency in the White House has left… something to be desired.
The schedules of the President and Vice President are not currently publicly released. President Joe Biden hasn’t held a news conference of his own (only brief, tightly-controlled press availabilities with supporting acts), and the White House website does not list petitions submitted by citizens. Even the comment line is shut down.
If this had happened during President Trump’s time in office, the front pages would be littered with allegations of would-be dictatorship, and the windows of the Brady Press Briefing room would be fogged from the hot air of CNN’s self-righteous reporters.
The White House has confirmed that virtual visitor logs, which don’t account for a bulk of activity in a White House where many meetings are held virtually, will not be released along with in-person attendee lists.
“Virtual meetings will not be subject to release—in the same way that previous administrations didn’t release phone logs—but we’re planning on regularly releasing the attendee lists for in-person meetings at the White House,” a Biden official told Politico.
Biden has also stopped federal agencies explaining how regulations will be interpreted and applied.
On his first day in office, sleepy dictator Joe rescinded a Trump executive order requiring that agency guidance documents be published online and made searchable. Biden’s order reads:
“To tackle [COVID-19, economic recovery, racial justice, and climate change] effectively, executive departments and agencies (agencies) must be equipped with the flexibility to use robust regulatory action to address national priorities. This order revokes harmful policies and directives that threaten to frustrate the Federal Government’s ability to confront these problems, and empowers agencies to use appropriate regulatory tools to achieve these goals.”Republican senators responded to the move in a letter:
“It is only fair that people, businesses and local governments know what is required of them. Transparency will not undermine the fight against “[COVID-19], economic recovery, racial justice, and climate change,” and it is simply wrong to believe that Americans are better off not knowing which and how Federal rules and regulations apply to them.”
On the diplomacy front, Biden has...
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