The White House banned a CNN correspondent from covering an event advertised as ‘open press’ – after she asked a series of tough questions about Russia and Michael Cohen inside the Oval Office.
The man delivering the news to CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins was the new White House communications director Bill Shine, who joined the White House from his top executive position at Fox News, CNN’s rival.
Collins got called to Shine’s new West Wing office soon after the staff announced a surprise press event in the Rose Garden, where Trump spoke about talks to avert a trade war with the European Union – without taking any questions
‘They said ‘You are dis-invited from the press availability in the Rose Garden today,” Collins told CNN reported.
‘They said that the questions I asked were inappropriate for that venue. And they said I was shouting.’
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