(DCWatchdog.com) – President Joe Biden and White House officials are still fielding questions about remarks he made in Poland while addressing U.S. troops. But while clarifying those statements, the President may have revealed classified information, something the White House denies.
On Monday (March 28), while clarifying statements he made to U.S. troops on Friday, the President said that when he said troops are “going to see when you’re there,” he was not suggesting troops would be joining Ukrainian forces on the front lines. Instead, Biden clarified, he was “talking about helping train the Ukrainian troops that are in Poland.”
After Biden made his Friday remarks to U.S. troops stationed in Poland, the White House was tasked with cleaning up those statements, saying, “The President has been clear we are not sending U.S. troops to Ukraine, and there is no change in that position.”
However, Biden’s latest implication, that U.S. troops would be training Ukrainian soldiers had also been ruled out by U.S. officials.
After Biden made his recent statements to clarify his Friday remarks, speculation began circulating that the President let classified information slip.
On Tuesday, Jacqui Heinrich, a Fox News correspondent, asked White House Director of Communications Kate Bedingfield if Biden had accidentally revealed: “a previously unknown effort for the U.S. to be training Ukrainian forces in Poland.”
Bedingfield denied that claim, stating, “The troops that he met with in Polan routinely interact with Ukrainians. That is something that is known.” She added that there is no way Biden was “revealing compromised information,” adding that “there’s nothing further that I have to say on that beyond what the President said yesterday.”
Later, another reporter queried whether troops are “training in Poland?” Bedingfield replied, “as I said, there is regular interaction between Ukrainian soldiers in Poland and the U.S. troops that the President saw on the trip.”