Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House

Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill

After a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on a Republican Congressional baseball practice last week, conservatives-including Trump's son Don Jr. -were quick to insist Democrats are encouraging violence against the president.

Others are angrier about the off-camera press briefings that the White House hosts, tweeting in frustration about the lack of public access, another part of the administration's plan to drive reporters insane.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer did the opposite on Tuesday.

Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke teased this news earlier Friday, but CNN Newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin made an on-air announcement following the tape-delayed audio from briefing while sketches appeared next to her.

The strategy is an acknowledgment of Trump's lack of policy prowess, and White House aides are aware of that.

For the time being, White House-media relations are likely to get worse before they get better.

Hennessy's presence highlighted the significant change in White House access that has taken place recently.

Asked during the campaign whether he supported the New Hampshire representative's remarks, Trump insisted he was unaware of what Baldasaro said.

In recent weeks, Trump has expressed his dark discontent with Spicer by replacing him with Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House daily briefings-the way Casey Stengel used to platoon Moose Skowron and Joe Collins at first base.

The lawsuit points to a tweet Trump posted on May 12 that suggested he had recordings of his conversations with Comey. I mean, tell me what's the White House's explanation? What's more, Spicer excluded journalists from outlets that the president lumps into the "fake news" category, such as CNN and the New York Times, thus avoiding questions from reporters that Trump had just attacked. After the briefing ended, CNN broadcast recorded audio.

Government agencies tasked with tracking such information - including the White House Communications Agency, the Office of Management and Budget, the United States Secret Service and the Government Services Administration - echoed the group of skeptical advisers.

"The American people not only deserve to know how their government is making important decisions, it's the law", CREW executive director Noah Bookbinder said in a press statement.

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