WH Press Secretary Encourages Press to Leak Her Memo Slamming Press for Leaks: ‘Frankly Shameful’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who has not held a public press briefing during her entire eight-month tenure, slammed the press in a memo sent to network TV anchors for leaking details of their off-the-record, pre-State-of-the-Union luncheon with President Donald Trump—and then strongly encouraged the press to leak said memo.

Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple released the full memo on Thursday, which was apparently sent out just house before Trump’s speech and then subsequently leaked to Wemple.

Here’s the email that @presssec Stephanie Grisham sent to TV anchors after details from their pre-SOTU session leaked into the public sphere on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/lzEZBglx6i

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) February 6, 2020

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