A federal judge ruled on Friday that the Trump White House must restore Jim Acosta’s hard press pass
A federal judge on Friday granted CNN’s request for a court order that would temporarily reinstate network correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House press pass, which had been suspended indefinitely in the wake of a fiery exchange between the reporter and President Donald Trump a week earlier.
The ruling from Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, was the first victory for CNN in the ongoing case.
“I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week, and I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today,” Acosta said outside U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
“Let’s go back to work!” he added.
Jim Acosta spoke with reporters after the Judge’s ruling.
“Let’s go back to work.”
— ABC News (@ABC) November 16, 2018
UPDATE: White House responds to order to restore Jim Acosta’s press pass : “We will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future.”
The “rules and processes” part of this White House statement is in response to the Judge’s claim that they violated Jim Acosta’s due process rights. If the White House establishes a set of rules for revoking credentials, they could presumably take Jim Acosta’s again —and this time without any court pushback.
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