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CNN Sues President Trump After Acosta’s Credentials Revoked

Posted at 9:33 AM, Nov 13, 2018

(NBC News) – CNN has filed suit against President Trump and top Trump aides, alleging they have violated CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press and Fifth Amendment rights to due process.

The suit requests that the court grant immediate return of Acosta’s press pass.

This is following a heated exchange last week during a press conference between the president and Acosta.

The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) says it “strongly supports” CNN’s effort to have Jim Acosta’s revoked press pass returned, adding that “the president of the United States should not be in the business of arbitrarily picking the men and women who cover him.”