The White House is moving closer to approving a presidential communications directive, according to an official familiar with the matter.
The directive, which would provide the president with the authority to communicate with anyone within the government, could be issued within the next week, the official said.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
The administration is still evaluating how the directive would be implemented in practice, said the official, who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations or deliberations on the matter, including the White House’s final draft.
The White, House Office of Management and Budget has been working to draft a directive to address how the president and Cabinet communicate.
The order would establish guidelines to be followed by all Cabinet members, including a standard for the communication of classified information, the senior administration official said in an email.
Aides to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence declined to comment for this story.
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