CNN and Acosta Bring New Lawsuit

CNN has brought a new lawsuit against President Trump for his mentioning that he will revoke Jim Acosta’s press pass when the temporary order expires. Fox News reports:

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 The letter explains that Acosta’s credential was revoked due to inappropriate conduct, noting that the White House didn’t think formal rules for journalists were necessary prior to the CNN reporter’s actions.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.

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This will ratchet up the pressure between the President and CNN, whose feud goes back to the 2016 election. The network is still struggling to maintain viewership.

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Dolores
Dolores
3 years ago

Acosta is a jerk and hope he doesn’t win the law suit.

Carolyn
3 years ago

Look, you obnoxious douche, it’s like this: if you don’t know how to behave when you’re in another persons home, you’re NOT ALLOWED TO COME BACK!!! That goes for anyone’s home, especially the President of the United States!!! Grow the hell up and learn how to conduct yourself like an adult!!! Your “participation trophy” should be revoked PERMANENTLY!!!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 years ago

The President needs to issue requirements of the lower courts regarding trial speed, cost and — wait for it — press coverage. I believe the SCOTUS would expedite a review and knock it out based on separation of powers (probably would shock that moron Ocasio-Cortez) and perhaps set a precedent for presidential activities relative to the 4th Estate.

Billy Buchanan
3 years ago

Stop having White House briefings, have questions for President Trump submitted in writing.

Harry
3 years ago

Hey Acosta, Come out from behind your protection and address the people.

Keith D
Keith D
3 years ago

I think FAKE NEWS should be REQUIRED to PROVE that they ACTUAL ARE a LEGITIMATE NEWS ORGANIZATION without BIAS!! End of LAW SUIT!!!

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
3 years ago

CNN home of make believe news and idiots, Fantasyland for Anti Americans.

Martin Korab
3 years ago

President Trump is right and CNN and Acosta are dead wrong. We who watch the news and love our country are disgusted with CNN and Acosta. Acosta is really a sick dude. Martin Korab

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

Acosta & –CNN are cockroaches banned forever from any White House functions…period! We the People….we have had enough!

zee
zee
3 years ago

NO POTUS IS REQUIRED under the Constitution to ‘participate’
in a Press Conference. 0nly When/IF aPOTUS ‘decides’ to do so.
>Acosta = ‘back row’ . No ‘Q’s (plenty remaining cnn reporters)
& ABSOLUTELY, NO HANDS on MIKE for Acosta & Now (For Any0ne).
EOS on that one, problem Solved.
> Acosta’s behavioral problem Is an ‘insult’ to Respectable /Responsible
reporter/journalists. & INSULT to USAPresident, to say the least. NO
‘other’ Country on Planet would ‘allow’ such behavior. Jim needs
seriously,take note of Khashoggi .
>Actually, a ‘Silver Lining’ here ie NOW WH
Can/SHOULD draw V. TUFF RULES/REGULATIONS.
>Also, ppl ask re acosta’s arrogant hostility, & now ‘snap behavior’ as in,
would he carry a ‘spray’, drop
a ‘hankie’ /etc in getting ‘too close’ to the President. 1 or 2 ‘breaths’ is all it
would take. PPL ‘ask’ these ‘q’s & V. Concerned. Media Too Hostile.

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