White House officials could soon allow television cameras to broadcast their daily briefings once again, after a month of conducting briefings off the air.
Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, unveiled the decision via Twitter on Monday morning before the White House had announced a plan for the day's briefing.
The TV Cameras are back on.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 24, 2017
Reporters have railed against the White House's decision over the past months to bar cameras from filming the briefings and to delay the release of audio from the question-and-answer sessions until the briefings had concluded.
The White House has argued that reporters too often grandstand in briefings that are broadcast live on television.
Tensions between the West Wing and the media had nearly reached a boiling point before the president moved last week to install Scaramucci, a financier and former transition official, as his new communications director. Sean Spicer, outgoing press secretary, stepped down in protest of the decision.
A White House spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment about Scaramucci's tweet. Scaramucci does not officially begin his White House job until mid-August.