A new, eyebrow-raising report suggests the White House communications team has attempted to screen questions for press secretary Jen Psaki in advance of daily briefings, as media watchdogs caution that the Biden team will have to walk a fine line given the way reporters treated President Trump’s spokespeople.
Spectator USA editor Amber Athey, who used to be a White House correspondent for The Daily Caller, never experienced anything resembling what Biden’s communications staff has been accused of.
“The Trump administration certainly never asked me for questions in advance and I suspect there would have been universal outrage from reporters if they had done so,” Athey told Fox News.
Reporters have reportedly gotten so frustrated by the practice that they’ve complained to colleagues.
“This is a totally normal procedure if you live in a banana republic, it’s absolutely unheard of in this country,” conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News.
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