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Breitbart News Denied Permanent Capitol Hill Press Credentials

• By Haley Byrd

Breitbart has been using temporary press credentials for over two years as it has attempted to meet the press gallery's requirements. The committee has repeatedly extended its temporary passes after deciding Breitbart has not met those requirements, and more recently for not providing adequate evidence of severing its ties with former executive chairman and current White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

A committee member said Breitbart CEO Larry Solov believes that Breitbart qualifies for credentials, telling her he would be willing to answer "lingering questions" about individual reporters if necessary.

But Solov's plan to get individual reporters credentialed rather than Breitbart News itself wouldn't work, according to the member.

"The publication itself would need to be approved prior to any reporters being approved," she explained to her colleagues.