Taking care of business on the White House lawn

By Jim Brown

Something occurred to me right away as I heard about the ridiculous news conference on the White House lawn, in the dark, to announce FBI director James Comey’s firing. I wondered how many journalists used the opportunity to secretly ‘water the shrubs’, if you know what I mean? In my three decades worth of reporting – often waiting up to an hour or longer for official spokespersons to show up and say what was already in the prepared news releases, there were many times I would have killed for a bush and cover of darkness to take care of urgent business.

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