Former White House Press and Military Call for Restart of Regular Press Briefings

A group of former White House press secretaries, foreign service and military officials are calling for Stephanie Grisham to resume regular press briefings, after 300 days since the last one was held.

The 13 officials, who have served under the administrations of former presidents George H.W Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, wrote an opinion piece published in CNN saying that the public  “has a right to know what its government is doing, and the government has a duty to explain what it is doing.”

You can read the opinion piece and see the list of public officials who signed it here.

“To be honest, the briefings have become a lot of theatre,” Grisham said last year. “And I think that a lot of reporters were doing it to get famous. They’re writing books now. They’re all getting famous off of this presidency, and so I think it’s great what we’re doing now.”

This story was in The Hill.