Fox News Files Brief Supporting CNN's Lawsuit Against the White House

  • 2018-11-14
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Fox News Files Brief Supporting CNN's Lawsuit Against the White House
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Fox News recently announced that it will file a brief in support of CNN's lawsuit on behalf of Jim Acosta against the White House. Fox News stated that the Secret Service passes provided to the media should never be weaponized by the president.

According to The Wrap:

Fox News announced it would file a legal brief supporting CNN’s legal challenge to the White House over the suspension of press privileges for CNN correspondent Jim Acosta.

“Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court,” Fox News president Jay Wallace said in a statement.

“Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized,” he said. “While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.”

On Tuesday, CNN announced their intention to sue the White House after the Trump Administration revoked the press credentials of network White House correspondent Jim Acosta. In addition to in-house counsel, the channel has retained top legal talent in their effort including former GOP Solicitor General Theodore Olson.

CNN has issued a statement thanking Fox News for their support. CNN still has reporters that are allowed in the White House as it remains unclear how the lawsuit will play out in court.

 Source: TTN
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