The Secret Service gets involved in the seating issue with CNN in the briefing room

The Press Briefing drama is on a new high: White House staff informed the print pooler that they want them to swap seats with CNN. Then the Secret Service got involved. 

Earlier today before the briefing, a White House official instructed the print pooler to take CNN’s seat in the briefing room because the seating would be swapped for the briefing.

Given the seating assignment is under the jurisdiction of the White House Correspondents’ Association, not the White House, pooler refused to move. 

The White House official then informed the print pooler swapping wasn’t an option and the Secret Service was involved. Again, pooler refused to move, citing guidance from the WHCA.

The briefing proceeded with both CNN and print pooler sitting in their respective assigned seats.

 

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