CNN's Jim Acosta advised by the White House that his credentials will be revoked by month-end
The White House is already hitting back after Jim Acosta got his press pass reinstated by the court.
The CNN reporter was denied entrance into the White House after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump. He was then informed that his press pass was revoked.
But CNN pushed back. The major news network sued the White House and won a temporary reinstatement for Acosta on Friday. They claimed that Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated.
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The restraining order which granted Acosta a temporary pass will expire at the end of the month. Yet the White House has reportedly sent out a message saying that Acosta will be barred from conferences. Once the pass expires, they are in their legal right to do so.
In response, CNN said in a statement:
“The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution. These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.”
The action of restricting a journalist from asking questions has set off many waves of anger. Some have gone as far as to propose that it reflects a dangerous authoritarian nature.
BBC reported the president's words in an interview pertaining to the entire matter. According to Trump, the ruling against his administration was no "big deal."
NEW: CNN has filed a status report asking the court to once again intervene after the White House told Jim Acosta late Friday that it had made the "preliminary decision" to suspend his hard pass, notwithstanding the judge's TRO that morning https://t.co/ndlT2WPSVh pic.twitter.com/ZvdMG4rEAS— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) November 19, 2018
He espoused that "people have to behave." He also claims that his staff is "writing up rules and regulations" for future press conferences.
"If they don't listen to the rules and regulations we'll end up back in court and will win. But more importantly, we'll just leave, and then you won't be very happy."
"You can't take three questions and four questions and just stand up and not sit down. Decorum. You have to practice decorum."
Breaking News: A judge ruled in favor of CNN’s request for an emergency order restoring the White House credentials for Jim Acosta, in a blow to President Trump https://t.co/OWWF40OWWR— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 16, 2018
Soon after the revoking, Trump called Acosta "a very unprofessional man." He said: "I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice."
CNN's Jim Acosta spoke in front of the court house after the ruling: "I want to thank all my colleagues in the press who supported us today and I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today. And, let's go back to work!" https://t.co/7PgPjWJrmz— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 16, 2018
If CNN successfully extends the injunction at the end of the month, then Acosta would be allowed to report in the White House long-term. That is, until a federal court intervenes with a permanent ruling.