White House Told Local News Station That Trump Wouldn’t Discuss Wiretaps or Russia in Interview

WDRB 41 Louisville News

Following his big rally in Kentucky last night, President Donald Trump was interviewed by local news station WDRB. And it appears the channel was given some restrictions of what it could and couldn’t ask POTUS.

According to CNN’s KFILE, the vice president and director of news for the station, Barry Fulmer, explained that just before they conducted the interview they were told what questions Trump would and would not answer.

Just prior to the interview the WH made clear it would not discuss wiretaps. We pointed that out in our story, but focused on Republican/WH changes and how it affects Kentucky.

This was also highlighted by the interviewer, Lawrence Smith, during the broadcast of the piece. He stated that the “White House did make it clear the president would not answer questions about wiretapping or the investigation into Russia’s role in the election, so we stuck to issues most directly important to Kentucky.”

KFILE also noted that another local station that interviewed Trump yesterday pointed out that the White House did not place any restrictions or give any parameters to them. However, the news director said they told the administration that they’d focus their questions on healthcare and topics impacting their area. No questions about wiretapping or Russia were asked by that station.

Watch the WDRB interview above.

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