After silencing the twitter pages of multiple government agencies 24 hours after being in office, President Trump’s administration have told multiple federal agencies to have their employees end all communications with Congress and the press.
The Huffington Post reports the freeze has aides on the Hill and employees of the agencies concerned that it could quickly upend current operations and stifle work and discussions that routinely take place between branches of government.
Donald Trump Multiple federal agencies have told their employees to cease communications with members of Congress and the press, sources have told The Huffington Post.
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The freeze has startled aides on the Hill and people at those agencies, who worry that it could abruptly upend current operations and stifle work and discussions that routinely take place between branches of government.
It’s unclear how wide the freeze goes, however, as an official close to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that agency was unaware of any such freeze.
A spokesman for HHS, said that the agency was not restricting all forms of communications with the public or the media but instead was directing officials to limit communications about proposed or pending regulations. “There is no directive to do otherwise.”