The Trump administration wants CNN to keep airing Trump’s campaign-style press briefings and is blocking appearances by top health experts on the network to get that done.

Pence’s office, which is responsible for booking the officials on networks during the pandemic, said it will only allow experts such as Dr. Deborah Birx or Dr. Anthony Fauci to appear on CNN if the network televises the portion of the White House briefings that includes the vice president and other coronavirus task force members.