Trump lawyers, CNN square off in federal court in Jim Acosta case

Trump lawyers, CNN square off in federal court in Jim Acosta case

Trump argues in court filing that he can limit journalists access to White House

(CNN)The White House asserts that it can pick and choose which journalists are given a permanent pass to cover it, according to a court filing by the Justice Department on Wednesday.

Share Nick Cardona Nov 14th 2018 8:04AM Legendary journalist and author Bob Woodward is not joining his colleagues in their support of CNNs Jim Acosta. 

Report: Bob Woodward attacks CNN for suing WH, says media figures have become emotionally unhinged

After Acosta had his hard pass to the White House suspended, CNN filed a lawsuit against the White House. 

“This morning, CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in DC District Court,” CNNs top executive, Jeff Zucker, had said in a statement. “The White House has violated CNN and Jim Acostas First Amendment rights of freedom of the press and Fifth Amendment rights to due process. We are demanding the immediate return of Jims White House credential.”

Woodward attacked CNN arguing too many media figures quote, have become emotionally unhinged. 

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Video: Judge to rule Thursday whether to restore Jim Acostas White House credentials, lawyer says

He was speaking at the Global Financial Leadership Conference in Florida…he went on to say, the remedy isnt suing the administration….its more serious reporting about what hes doing.

Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporters press credential, Fox News President Jay Wallace said in a statement. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we dont condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.

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