Published: Mon, November 19, 2018

Fight over Jim Acosta's White House press pass seems far from over

Fight over Jim Acosta's White House press pass seems far from over

The CNN correspondent received a letter from the Trump administration following the restoration of his White House press pass on Friday, informing him that it would suspend his press pass again at the end of the month.

The network slammed the plan in a statement.

Stelter reported that CNN said in a statement that the White House's pledged action would threaten "all journalists and news organizations".

President Donald Trump reveals what he plans to do next time CNN's Jim Acosta "misbehaves" during a press conference.

At the hearing over the CNN lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said there was no due process in taking away Acosta's hard pass and added that Sanders' initial remark about Acosta touching the White House intern who tried to take away his microphone was "likely untrue and at least partly based on evidence that was of questionable accuracy".

"We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days".


Acosta's press credentials were revoked after he and President Trump verbally sparred at a press conference this month. "We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future". It was unclear whether the White House provided reasons that would somehow pass for due process in the eyes of the judge or a chance for Acosta to respond. Trump's ire was stirred after Acosta refused to backdown from aggressive questions about the migrant caravan.

The Acosta ban came amidst the Trump administration's increasingly hostile relationship, not only with CNN but with what he calls the "fake news" media, which he claims actively works against him by reporting false claims about his personal and political life. You are a rude, bad person.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Saunders claims she is working on "standard practices" for reports in an interview on Fox News on Friday.

"Put simple, the White House's illegal reaction after the November 7 press conference can not be made legal now by applying an after-the-fact concocted process", wrote CNN's lawyer, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. "You shouldn't treat people that way".

Though officials revoked Acosta's "hard pass", that did not prevent him from obtaining a daily pass.

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