CNN Files New Lawsuit Against Trump

  • 2018-11-19
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
CNN Files New  Lawsuit Against Trump
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Jim Acosta) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
The Trump administration was forced by a federal judge last week to restore Jim Acosta's hard pass to enter the White House. This order is good for 14 days and the administration has informed Acosta and CNN that the pass will once again be revoked after that expires.

This new development has triggered CNN to file another lawsuit saying that Acosta's constitutional rights have been violated.

According to Fox News:

CNN and its White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, again accused the Trump Administration of violating their constitutional rights in new papers filed with the U.S. District Court on Monday after spending much of the weekend exchanging legal threats in the wake of Friday’s ruling by a federal judge temporarily restoring Acosta’s credential.

Acosta was informed of a “preliminary decision” for his White House credential to be revoked, once again, after the temporary 14-day order expires. The attorney for CNN and Acosta claim that the White House is attempting to punish the reporter based on “retroactive” application of rules that aren’t written and requested a hearing for the week of Nov. 26.

The filing also claims the Trump administration did not respond to CNN’s offer to work with the White House on establishing protocols for future press conferences.

The White House sent a letter to Acosta on Friday that was submitted as evidence in the court filing. The letter explains that Acosta’s credential was revoked due to inappropriate conduct, noting that the White House didn’t think formal rules for journalists were necessary prior to the CNN reporter’s actions. The letter explains that reporters are expected to ask a single question when called up upon and then yield the floor unless a follow-up is permitted.

Trump has stated that he will kick Acosta out of press conferences if he misbehaves while being temporarily allowed to enter the  White House.

 Source: TTN
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