WH Threatens Acosta Press Pass; CNN Seeks Emergency Hearing

White House sent letter saying journo will be suspended again, creating 'paper trail'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2018 8:26 AM CST
Jim Acosta Has WH Press Pass Back—but Maybe Not for Long
CNN's Jim Acosta speaks to journalists on the North Lawn upon returning back to the White House in Washington on Friday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – The White House is now saying that once a judge's ruling restoring Jim Acosta's press credentials expires at the end of November, it's going to suspend him once again, per the Washington Post. In response to the news, which came via letter from the White House, CNN responded by asking the court for an emergency hearing. "From the looks of the letter, the W.H. is trying to establish a paper trail that will empower the administration to boot Acosta again at the end of the month," CNN's Brian Stelter notes. "The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution," the network said in a statement. "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." (Trump says the White House is penning rules of "decorum" for journalists.)

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