President Trump skirts tough questions again

Appearing on MSNBC after the press conference, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.) said the public remained in the dark about Trump's administration and Russian Federation.

Following former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation Monday evening amid questions about statements he made to Russia government officials, a flurry of reports revealed an FBI investigation into private communication between Trump's top campaign officials and Russian intelligence.

Townhall and the Christian Broadcasting Network received questions on Wednesday.

And the problems weren't limited to the Netanyahu news conference, Acosta said.

Townhall's Katie Pavlich, a conservative commentator, asked Trump to lay out "compromises you have in mind" for a potential Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

CNN's Jim Acosta said "the fix is in" after President Donald Trump only called on conservative news organizations during a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"They may think that this is being cute, or they may think this is strategic to shield him from these questions".

CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta was one of the reporters who was most frustrated at not being picked to ask a question.

Neither reporter Trump called on inquired about reports from Tuesday night that high-level advisers close to then-candidate Trump were in constant communication with Russian officials during the campaign.

Acosta and other reporters shouted questions about the reports at Trump as he left the stage, but the president did not answer.

"The presser was about Israeli/U.S. relations, so I asked about Israeli/U.S. relations", Pavlich said.

Similarly, during his appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday Trump only took questions from the conservative Daily Caller and a TV station owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is generally viewed as favorable to Trump.

This is now the third bilateral appearance in which Trump appeared to skirt questions about controversial issues by not taking questions from the traditional stable of the press corps.

  • Larry Hoffman