CNN's senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Monday blasted a White House decision to bar recording equipment from its daily press briefings - saying it makes press secretary Sean Spicer "kinda useless" and allows "evasive answers" to go untaped.
Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus contacted conservative commentator Laura Ingraham about the role of press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the role of communications director, according to Politico.
The White House has been looking at ways to improve on this front.
Acosta's comments came just after Spicer held an off-camera press briefing that reporters were not allowed to record. He also said that there may be an answer "by the end of this week" as to whether Trump has recordings of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey. "It feels like we're sort of slowly but but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country".
Unclear is who will take over the regular duties as press secretary - though President Trump is fond of Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' performance to date - or who will become communications director.
Spicer is now doing double duty as press secretary and communications director after the previous communications director, Michael Dubke, resigned May 30. Some networks, like CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, have instead carried the audio of the briefings live.
Acosta said the White House is "stonewalling" and called the situation "bizarre". "Sean is indispensable and I think the president knows that". "We're standing at the White House and they bring us into the briefing room here at the White House and they won't answer these questions on camera or let us record the audio".
Homeland Security and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. "And feel for my career staff". The Milwaukee County Sheriff reportedly rescinded his acceptance of the position, which he was slated to begin in June.
The event kicks off on Saturday with host team Russian Federation meeting New Zealand in the tournament's opening game in St. Russia's victory showed it can win a big game at home, even if Putin is in the arena.
Sanders says he's anxious the legislation, which also includes sanctions against Iran, could hurt the Iranian nuclear deal. Lindsey Graham's resolution passed 100-0 after Trump waffled on his commitment to Article 5.
For its part, Saudi Arabia went all in behind the Egyptian military, which ousted Morsi just over a year after he was elected. Now, after a visit last month by President Trump to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, they have done worse.
All three members of the House whose names were reported by The Daily Caller are members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".
Spicer had said that Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president. Mueller, "he has no intention to do so", the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday.
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Typically when the "bleep" sound is heard on television, it means that someone used an expletive or took something to the extreme. She told USA Today that she was forced to rewrite most of the fourth season following Trump's election.
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Henderson on course for Meijer win
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Habs send D Beaulieu to Sabres for pick
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This Spider-Man does whatever a spider-companion can do
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Sheriff: Escaped inmates still on the run, stole a pickup
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Apple's new app rules tighten grip on China's tipping
It's baffling that Apple approved apps like this in the first place - perhaps it's a side effect of faster app review times. At WWDC, Apple reported that they've paid out $70 billion to developers, with 30% of that ($21 billion!) in the past year .
Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance
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