CNN's Acosta: White House briefing video 'outlawed by the USA'

CNN's Acosta: White House briefing video 'outlawed by the USA'
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CNN's Jim Acosta on Wednesday ripped the Trump administration's move toward more off-camera news briefings, saying video of them had been "banned by the USA." 

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking questions from reporters at WH briefing. Video of this has been banned by the USA,” Acosta, CNN's White House correspondent, wrote in a tweet storm, referencing the White House deputy press secretary who conducted the briefing.

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Acosta also said he tried to ask Sanders if it was "rather swamp-like" for President Trump to host a fundraiser at his Trump International Hotel Wednesday night.

“I attempted to ask this question as SHS left briefing room. WH near-total refusal to take briefing q's from CNN is becoming common practice,” Acosta wrote. 

“Sadly, you won't be able to watch this moment on-camera as video coverage of today's briefing was outlawed by WH.. er I mean.. the USA."

Acosta has slammed the White House press shop for holding more off-camera briefings in recent weeks and complained his questions are not being taken.

Last week Acosta described White House press secretary Sean Spicer as “just kind of useless” during an appearance on CNN.