Playboy can roam the White House again in search of crisp stories. In September 2019, his correspondent, Brian Karem, regained the accreditation that had been withdrawn after an altercation in July with a former counselor of Donald Trump. Such a mishap had happened in November 2018 to CNN journalist Jim Acosta, who had also sued the White House. For all correspondents, having their hard pass (permanent badge) confiscated is a nightmare as getting it is an obstacle course.
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- You have to meet several criteria to apply: live and work in Washington DC, already hold an accreditation for the House of Representatives and the Senate, commit to regularly producing information from the White House.
- Then, this request is examined by the Secret Service (protection of State services). The FBI is conducting a full investigation into the applicant’s past.
- Conditions have been further tightened since May: in particular, you have to spend at least 90 days per semester at the White House to keep the precious sesame.
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