Congress is proposing rules that would severely limit press coverage of the impeachment of Donald Trump, restricting where reporters may locate themselves and dramatically restructuring the way that reporters may speak with Senators and other representatives relative to the previously enjoyed status quo. It is also imposing stringent new security checks that will make it more difficult for reporters to get news coverage out in a timely manner.
Journalists have long been barred from entering the Senate chamber, relegated to an overhead view from the press gallery above. Now, to enter the upstairs gallery, they will need to queue up for a magnetometer meant to sniff out illicit electronics, raising concerns about their ability to quickly relay to the public what is happening inside.
I've seen no outcry that this is a violation of the first amendment, so I assume that I have a fundamental misunderstanding somewhere. But to my eye, this appears to be a clear abridgement of the freedom of the press, preventing them from gaining access that can be, should be, and must be in the public record for everyone to see and review.
Why is this not seen as a violation of the freedom of the press?