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WH to Suspend Acosta’s Press Pass, Again

CNN reports that the White House sent a letter to its reporter Jim Acosta announcing that his press pass will be suspended again after a 14-day court-mandated temporary restoration expires. After the first press pass was revoked, CNN filed a lawsuit citing First and Fifth amendment violations despite Acosta’s refusal to comply with a request to yield the microphone during a press conference. CNN called the WH pledge a threat to “all journalists and news organizations.” Once again, CNN likes the Constitution when it serves them well.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The White House plans to once again suspend CNN’s Jim Acosta’s press pass after a court-mandated temporary restoration expires.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly granted a 14-day restraining order after CNN filed a lawsuit claiming Acosta’s right under the First and Fifth amendments were violated when the White House rescinded his press pass after the TV reporter refused to return a microphone during a press conference.

CNN reported on Sunday night that the White House has sent a letter to Acosta saying his press pass will be suspended at the end of the month, when that 14-day period expires.

“Friday’s court ruling means that a temporary restraining order is in effect for 14 days. But [White House] officials sent Acosta a letter stating that his press pass is set to be suspended again once the restraining order expires,” CNN’s Brian Stelter reported.

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