A Washington, DC, newspaper will report in its Friday edition that the White House has put the smack down on a fundraising event for Crisis Magazine and the Morley Institute, which is run by former Crisis editor Deal Hudson. It seems that as part of the fundraising golf tournament, attendance at a White House briefing was offered as part of the package.
That’s a no-no. When reporters contacted the White House, they canceled the event. You can’t use the White House itself to raise funds for a third-party, and you especially can’t use access to White House briefings and administration officials to raise funds.
Looks like Deal was trying to revive his standing on Pennsylvania Avenue. Back to square one, I guess.
I’ll put up a link when I see one.
Update: Here’s a link to the story.