Biden has confidence in Burns in Israel-Hamas negotiation: White House

The White House is standing by CIA Director Bill Burns and other U.S. negotiators participating in the IsraelHamas ceasefire talks.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about the prospect of a personnel change after Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) expressed concern about the negotiation’s progress as Israel starts military operations in Rafah, Gaza.

“Our assessment is that the two sides, what remains, the gap that remains could be closed,” Jean-Pierre told reporters Wednesday on Air Force One en route to Wisconsin. “That’s what we believe, so we’re going to support that.

“The president has confidence in his team to continue supporting that process,” she said.

Jean-Pierre earlier declined to comment on whether President Read more…

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