Joe Biden promised reporters to answer their questions after raising funds from major US financiers, but all media representatives were removed from the online event.
On Friday, May 22, the agency “Associated Press”.
According to media reports, the incident occurred amid a Democratic presidential candidate promising “promoting transparency.”
The event was held with the participation of Evercore founder Roger Altman, Centerview Partners founder Blair Effron and Insight Partners managing director Deven Parech. All three firms are based in New York and specialize in investment.
In addition, AP and other media reporters were invited, as well as a pool reporter. However, they were banned from using video calling. At Biden’s headquarters, media representatives were ordered to call.
When the conference call was established, the democrat made a five-minute opening speech, promised to answer the questions of 25 people who participated in the event, but after that the journalists were simply disconnected. Attempts to call back were unsuccessful.
More than an hour later, the deputy head of Biden’s headquarters, Rufus Gifford, gave a comment, which, however, is hardly an explanation.
In Berlin, they promised to put pressure on the US because of the Open Skies Treaty
“We will continue to provide the press with access to our virtual financial events as part of our transparency campaign,” he said. “One that far surpasses everything that Donald Trump and his campaign have offered the American people.”