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CNN Sues Trump Admin for Revoking Press Pass

Shauna Roesch

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Tuesday November 13, news media CNN sued President Trump’s Administration for revoking the networks chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta’s White House press pass. The network claims the removal of this pass constituted a violation of his First Amendment rights to freely report on the government. While also violating Acosta’s due process rights of the fifth amendment when they took his credentials without warning.

 

The goal of the lawsuit is to reinstate Acosta’s press credentials, however the disagreement has created an extremely tense situation between President Trump and the news media.

 

Because of Trump and Acosta’s frequent conflicts, the administration falsely accused Acosta of placing his hands on a White house intern who tried taking his microphone away at a news conference.  Video actually showed that Acosta angered Trump when he asked questions about immigration and the special counsel’s investigation. Acosta did refuse at first to give up his microphone when the President tried to move onto another reporter.

 

Days after the lawsuit began, CNN and Jim Acosta got their victory against Trump. Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly ruled Friday (Nov. 16) that CNN and their reporter’s First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated by the suspension of Acosta’s press pass forcing the Trump Administration to reinstate his press pass.

 

Judge Kelly did not rule on the underlying case on Friday. But he did grant CNN’s request for a temporary restraining order on Fifth Amendment grounds. He said he believes that “CNN and Acosta are likely to prevail in the case overall.”

 

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