State Department Press Briefings Go Dark |: Core practices of open government are eroding in the Trump Administration, with new limitations on the ability of the press to effectively question officials on U.S. foreign policy.
The problem is starkly illustrated by comparing the press briefing schedules of the State Department for May 2016 and May 2017.
In May 2016, the State Department held a press briefing nearly every weekday of the month, with only two exceptions. One of them was Memorial Day.
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