CNN suing President Trump and aides over revocation of press pass

Posted at 7:42 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 10:38:07-05

NEW YORK – CNN is suing President Trump and aides following the suspension of White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.  Last week, Acosta got into an exchange with the President while trying to ask questions about his response and comments concerning a large number of migrants heading to the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

According to CNN, the lawsuit seeks to restore Acosta’s pass claiming the decision to revoke his pass violated the reporter and network’s First Amendment protection of freedom of the press and Fifth Amendment right to due process.

During the exchange, President Trump repeatedly told Acosta “that’s enough” and refused to answer his questions.  At one point, a member of the administration tried to take a microphone out of Acosta’s hand.

President Trump and Jim Acosta
As President Donald Trump points to CNN’s Jim Acosta, a White House aide takes the microphone from him during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The defendants are President Trump, chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders, deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, Secret Service director Joseph Clancy, and the Secret Service officer who took Acosta’s pass away last Wednesday.