"Several of our members have traveled commercially to meet Secretary Tillerson on the ground in Asia". For instance, lawyer-turned-envoy Jason Greenblatt-who's been tasked with a ludicrously broad portfolio that apparently includes negotiating peace in the Middle East as well as Cuba policy and worldwide trade deals-reports not to Tillerson but to Kushner.
The travel offer came from the State Department, and "after editorial consultation, McPike accepted the seat", he said.
The group has been in talks with Tillerson's deputies "about a variety of issues related to media access", the statement said, "and we welcome the State Department's pledge to address our concerns in the very near future".
"After saying it was unable to accommodate press on the Secretary's plane to Asia due to space and budget constraints, the State Department offered a unilateral seat to one reporter", said the association, which is headed at the moment by journalists from the AP and CNN.
According to IJR founder Alex Skatell, who previously worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican Governors Association, McPike got the spot because of her "tenacious, detailed brand of reporting".
If the administration wanted to have the diplomatic press corps accompany Tillerson to Asia, officials could have arranged that. In rare cases, particularly late in a secretary's tenure, some outlets have declined the invitations, such as for former Secretary John Kerry's December 2016 trip to Saudi Arabia.
According to the State Department, while the secretary has access to an Air Force Boeing 757, Tillerson "prefers to travel on a smaller plane" which has no room for the press corps. "To some degree, it's a cost-saving measure".
None of this will change the next time Tillerson leaves the country on the nation's business.
There are only two plausible options. An official explained that the delegation would be flying on a smaller plane than normal and that press access would be limited.
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