Press secretary Sean Spicer held an audio-only press briefing on Wednesday, but the White House told news outlets they could not broadcast the audio live.
Multiple reporters said the White House told reporters that the off-camera gaggle could not be broadcast.
.@WhiteHouse says today's gaggle with @PressSec Sean Spicer is not for broadcast.— CSPAN (@CSPAN)1496256492.0
Sean Spicer is briefing press off-camera soon, but the White House is not allowing the audio to be broadcast. Major change.— Justin Duckham (@Justin Duckham)1496255348.0
Today’s @PressSec “gaggle” is not for (audio) broadcast, @WhiteHouse reporters being informed.— Steve Herman (@Steve Herman)1496255952.0
But the audio will apparently be available at some point:
.@whca president @jeffmason1 relays from WH that AUDIO *will* be available and that Spicer will explain ground rules now— Jared Rizzi (@Jared Rizzi)1496256369.0
Spicer: "Standard press gaggle" - free to use the audio afterward Well then what does that mean? It's even less clear now tbh.— Jared Rizzi (@Jared Rizzi)1496256405.0
Several news networks -- including MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and the Fox Business Network -- broadcast live audio of the gaggle.
(Note: This article has been updated.)