According to reports, after CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins asked about the tapes between Trump and former attorney Michael Cohen and Russian president Putin's postponed visit to the USA, she was told by White House communications staff that she would not be welcome to attend a subsequent joint event between Trump and European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
Ms. Collins had earlier served as the White House "pool reporter" for an early afternoon meeting between President Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission.
The questions Collins asked were about Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders - one of the two officials whom Collins said delivered news of the ban - issued a statement alleging that the reporter refused to leave when asked.
And Fox News President Jay Wallace said, "We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press".
"They said that the questions I asked were inappropriate for that venue", Ms Collins told CNN. Earlier, CNN published a tape which, it says, captures Trump and Cohen discussing the cover-up of Trump's alleged affair with a former Playboy model a decade ago.
"Are you anxious about what Michael Cohen was going to say to prosecutors?" was another question. "In our republic, the WHCA supports the prerogative of all reporters to do their jobs without fear of reprisal from the government", Knox said. "But you are not invited to the Rose Garden today". Heard him say something to her colleagues about her not wanting to miss this.Читайте также: Salah is fit and 100% ready for the new season- Klopp
"White House blocks [Collins] from open press event because they didn't like her questions earlier", user David Rothkopf wrote.
April Ryan is the White House reporter for Urban Radio Networks and is a CNN analyst. "Those questions were questions any reporter would have asked and I was there to represent all of the networks and therefore asked about the questions of the day".
Collins' supposed sin here was shouting out questions to Trump at the end of today's pool spray.
Sanders did not deny that Collins was kept out of the event but claimed that other CNN journalists were welcome to attend in her place.
CNN said in a statement: 'Just because the White House is uncomfortable with a question regarding the news of day doesn't mean the question isn't relevant and shouldn't be asked, ' the network said.
CNN, in a statement, objected to the move, calling it "retaliatory in nature" and "not indicative of an open and free press". We shout questions at the president regularly.
CNN reported that Collins spoke at a normal volume. "Journalists like [CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins] ask questions not just for their news outlet, but on behalf of all Americans". There have been cheers for the correspondents, including Collins, who deferred to their counterparts who were trying to ask follow-up questions during contentious White House briefings.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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