This past week President Trump and the White House revoked the press credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta for being rude to the president and for refusing to hand a mic to a female intern tasked with passing it on. A federal judge just ruled that the White House must at least temporarily give Acosta’s press pass back.
In a twist of events, the judge that handed down the ruling is an appointee of President Trump’s. The issue of First Amendment rights has not been deliberated yet, so it is hard to tell where this will go. Acosta may be back in the press pool, but I would not look for him to get called on anytime soon. And I would look for the Trump administration to take this one much further.
Sarah Palin has more on this development:
On Friday morning, a federal judge ruled in favor of CNN’s Jim Acosta and has ordered the Trump administration to immediately give back Acosta’s press credentials.
The decision comes after the White House revoked the CNN reporter’s press pass—thus suspending him form covering events—for resisting an intern who was trying to take back a microphone. The testy exchange was immediately ridiculed by members of the Trump administration including White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Per the Associated Press:
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