Breitbart News, the populism-activist news website that champions President Trump, on Tuesday was denied permanent credentials to cover Capitol Hill from the building's press gallery.
Latest docs Breitbart has submitted to the committee for Capitol Hill permanent press credentials. They were again denied this a.m. pic.twitter.com/RjhcUWgtRh— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) April 25, 2017
The website has been granted daily passes by the Capitol Hill standing committee, which oversees press credentials, but has been unsuccessful in obtaining official permanent access.
The committee voted Tuesday morning in favor of "tabling the application and discontinuing temporary credentials without any extension," according to the Daily Beast.
Breitbart has enjoyed greater access at the White House, having published an exclusive interview with Trump and the site's White House correspondent is regularly called on to ask questions at the daily press briefing with press secretary Sean Spicer.
But because Breitbart was formerly headed by Steve Bannon, now a top White House adviser, it has complicated matters for the organization, leading the committee on the Hill to be suspicious of Breitbart's ties to the administration.