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Watchdogs urge White House to stop hiding behind “cowardly” bully pulpit and televise briefings

  • It’s time for the Trump administration to stop “hiding behind the bully pulpit” and meet the press — on camera — according to a major good government group.
  • Washington watchdog organization Common Cause called out the White House press office on Tuesday for refusing to allow broadcasting of the daily briefing session with the media.
  • “The camera and live audio bans are part of a disturbing pattern out of the Trump administration to attack institutions that serve as a check on power,” the non-partisan organization, which claims more than 700,000 members nationwide, said in a letter addressed to White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Read more (6/27/17)