CNN White House Reporter Questions Covering 'Bizarre' And 'Pointless' Briefings

CNN White House Reporter Questions Covering 'Bizarre' And 'Pointless' Briefings

The CNN White House lead went on to express his frustrations with Spicer's ability to get answers for reporters who posed questions to him about the president's actions days and weeks prior.

The dual role of managing communications and handling briefings since the departure of former White House Communications Director Mike Dubke has left Spicer feeling "overtaxed", according to Bloomberg.

"I just don't know what we're doing", he said.

The White House Correspondents' Association has expressed concern when traditional access is denied, but has stopped short of advocating for a boycott.

Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus reached out to Fox News personality Laura Ingraham about the role of press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the role of communications director, according to a White House official.

In response to networks like CNN that made a decision to broadcast audio of the briefing, even without a visual to accompany, the White House barred attendees from doing that, too. "Sean is indispensable and I think the president knows that".

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Acosta speculated that the reason The White House has turned off the cameras is that "they want their evasive answers not saved for posterity". The pre-Trump practice of airing daily press briefings at the U.S. State Department used to be held up as an example of American transparency and the briefings were watched closely by leaders around the globe.

But don't tell Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who spoke aloud for the first time today to tell us the U.S.is becoming a "global leader" in the field of government technology innovation, "making the government more transparent and responsive to citizens needs".

"I don't know why everyone is going along with this".

Acosta said on CNN that Spicer is getting to the point "where he's just kind of useless" and called the briefings "basically pointless".

"We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation", White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

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