Trump Reveals He Has A Plan To Handle CNN's Jim Acosta

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 19, 2018

In a decision that sends a strong message to the Trump administration about freedom of the press, a US federal judge on Friday granted CNN's request to reinstate its reporter's White House press pass.

As reported by Lauretta, a federal judge ordered that the White House grant CNN's "star" reporter Jim Acosta his White House press pass back after it was revoked by the White House for acting like a jerk.

The ruling does leave room for the White House to provide the due process necessary to suspend Acosta's press pass as it did not address the First Amendment claims.

The wide-ranging Fox News interview also saw the President comment openly on his new acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, whom Democrats are insisting recuse himself from his role overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Russian officials inappropriately collaborated with members of the Trump campaign to alter the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election.

She pointed out that CNN is the network that has the most White House hard passes out of any news outlets across the U.S, saying, "The idea that they aren't able to get information that they need from the White House is frankly laughable".

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CNN subsequently sued the White House, claiming that depriving Acosta of his permanent press pass was a violation of the First and Fifth Amendments. "Decorum. You have to practise decorum", Trump said. "It's not a big deal and if he misbehaves we'll throw him out or we'll stop the news conference".

Trump did not mention the initial White House line that Acosta, who returned to the press area of the White House today, was barred because he allegedly "placed his hands on" an intern who attempted to take the mic from him during a question.

"I'll say, 'Thank you very much, everybody, I appreciate you coming, ' and I will leave", Trump said.

Donald Trump has threatened to walk out of future press briefings if reporters do not act with "decorum".

Speaking outside the court earlier, Acosta praised the decision and told reporters "let's go back to work".

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