White House again threatens Acosta's pass


"Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the president".

The pass was revoked after a contentious press conference in which a White House intern attempted to grab a microphone away from the CNN reporter while he was grilling Donald Trump.

Speaking with her father and former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee on the show, Sanders explained that the Trump administration supports freedom of the press, but "freedom of the press doesn't mean freedom to be disruptive, freedom to be rude, freedom to interrupt".

The Trump administration is threatening to again suspend White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

Jim Acosta of CNN speaks to the media in Washington, D.C., after his White House press pass was returned on November 16.

A federal judge on Friday granted CNN's request for a temporary restraining order to restore Acosta's press pass granting him access to the White House. In other words, the White House can't just revoke a reporter's press pass for no good reason.

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CNN's Brian Stelter believes the White House will try to boot Acosta again by the end of the month. "It's not a big deal, and if he misbehaves we'll throw him out or we'll stop the news conference".

"If they don't listen to the rules and regulations we'll end up back in court and will win", Trump said. Trump's ire was stirred after Acosta refused to backdown from aggressive questions about the migrant caravan.

CNN's legal team says that a new Trump administration effort to revoke Jim Acosta's hard pass again violates his constitutional rights, and they are asking for a new hearing.

The White House later backed down on this claim, claiming that it removed the Hard Pass because Acosta asked too many questions. "You have - we had a lot of reporters in that room, many, many reporters in that room, and they were unable to ask questions because this guy gets up and starts doing what he's supposed to be doing for him and for CNN and, you know, just shouting out questions".

In her own statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said her side would comply with the order but promised a new set of "rules" to govern journalists behavior in the future. "I mean, with this stuff you never know what's going to happen".