Republicans across Washington have made an unmistakable effort to conduct the business of government in the dark, giving the American public less opportunity to understand and weigh in on crucial issues that could profoundly affect their lives.
On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer took questions from reporters, but news organizations couldn’t broadcast video or audio from the meeting. Reporters were furious over the decision, and on Tuesday, the White House announced Spicer would hold an on-camera briefing.
The White House press office also seems to be saying less and less. During the first 100 days of the Trump administration, officials would meet with reporters about once every two days. But since then, they’ve held briefings once every three days, according to the Washington Post.
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