During this afternoon's White House press briefing, CNN's Jim Acosta and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tangled a bit over President Donald Trump using his morning "Executive Time" to watch Fox & Friends, with Sanders taking the opportunity to ding CNN's ratings.
"We're at a deal, so we'll be talking to the White House about that and I hope we can move forward with it", Flake told reporters Thursday.
While Trump's initial tweet reportedly sparked confusion on Capitol Hill, the House ultimately voted in favor of reauthorization by a 256-164 margin.
During a meeting on Wednesday in the White House's cabinet room, Trump said that his open-press meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday to discuss immigration policy received "phenomenal" reviews.More news: Kremlin calls Senate Democrats' report on election meddling 'unfounded'
Trump reportedly watches hours of cable news at the White House and has often railed against CNN as "fake news" and sent out numerous tweets blasting the network's coverage.
"[The ban will] protect White House information technology infrastructure from compromise and sensitive or classified information from unauthorized access or dissemination."
The notification is meant to give White House chief of staff John Kelly an idea of the number of staffers intending to leave so the departures can be staggered, thus avoiding the impression of a rush to leave the embattled administration. So far, Senate Democratic leaders want an agreement on codifying the DACA program codified into law before spending issues like how to treat domestic and defense caps is resolved.
CNN has announced a number of new assignments for its White House and Washington-based correspondents, timed to the start of President Trump's second year in office. "There's no other bill".