Press Secretary Pledges to Bring ‘Truth and Transparency Back’

Press Secretary Pledges to Bring ‘Truth and Transparency Back’

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Press Secretary Pledges to Bring ‘Truth and Transparency Back’

Jen Psaki conducted the first news briefing of President Biden’s administration on Wednesday just hours after the inauguration, vowing to bring “truth and transparency back to the briefing room.”

“When the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room, and he asked me to ensure we are communicating about the policies across the Biden-Harris administration and the work his team is doing every single day on behalf of all American people. There will be times when we see things differently in this room — I mean, among all of us. That’s OK. That’s part of our democracy. And rebuilding trust with the American people will be central to our focus in the press office and in the White House.” “When will President Biden begin making some foreign leaders calls? Who’s on that initial list? And during the transition, he didn’t speak with President Putin. Does he plan on doing that? And is he going to discuss retaliation for the SolarWinds attack on the federal government.” “On SolarWinds, we’ve spoken with this, about this previously, a bit prior to his inauguration, I should say, today. We are, of course, we reserve the right to respond at a time and in a manner of our choosing to any cyberattack. But our team is, of course, just getting on the ground today. They’re just getting onto their computers. So I don’t have anything to read out for you or to preview for you at this point in time. His view is that the way to bring the country together is to address the problems we’re facing. And so that means getting this Covid relief package through, having Democrats and Republicans take a serious look at that and have conversations with each other about how to move it forward. And he’s going to leave the mechanics, the timing and the specifics of how Congress moves forward on impeachment to them.”

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