Jake Tapper, host of CNN's "State of the Union," said that "on one of the most critical news weeks of the last three years," the White House did not offer a guest while the President’s personal lawyers and Congressional GOP leaders "either declined to be on the show or did not respond" to his requests.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN: The Trump White House no longer holds regular press briefings or any press briefings at all, so on one of the most critical news weeks of the last three years, here are three questions we feel need to be answered:
1. Why did senior US diplomats believe US military aid was being withheld as a tool to pressure Ukraine into investigating the Bidens or to undermine the Mueller investigation?
2. Can the White House name any other instance in which the president personally pushed a foreign leader to investigate an American citizen who was not one of his political opponents?
3. Would you think it entirely appropriate for a Democratic president to use the power of his or her office to demand another government conduct investigations into Republicans or their families?