CNN's Jim Acosta Chides White House for 'Suppression of Information'

Sean Spicer likely out as press secretary, Laura Ingraham reportedly among possible replacements

Sean Spicer likely out as press secretary, Laura Ingraham reportedly among possible replacements

CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta addressed this problem after the press briefing.

Speculation has been rampant for weeks about Spicer's status at the White House, especially in the wake of President Trump's abrupt decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. This White House has cut back the number of briefings, virtually eliminated the presidential press conference, stopped releasing the White House visitor logs, and now they are forbidding recording of the press conferences.

In a statement from Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House confirmed it is looking to make a hire in the communications department.

"That's the White House behind me", he said. The original daily press schedule the White House provided to media listed the briefing schedule as "TBD", but an updated schedule sent Monday morning announced Spicer would be holding a "off-Camera (not for broadcast or audio)" gaggle. "They're acting like cry babies because they can't cover things the way that they want, ' but, ya know, maybe I am old fashion, Brooke but I think that The White House for the United States of America Should have these questions answered on camera so we can see what they are saying".

"So the White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he's just kind of useless", Acosta said during an appearance on "CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin".

"That is the only conclusion one could draw", Acosta said. "If they can't give us the answers to the questions on camera or where we can record the audio, they are basically pointless at this point". "It's not even like we're covering a White House anymore, with Kellyanne Conway and Omarosa in the briefing room off to the side of Sean, refusing to be on camera".

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