CNN Says It Filed Lawsuit Against Trump Over First Amendment Rights

(Bloomberg) -- CNN has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration Tuesday morning in DC District Court, CNN says in a statement posted on its website.

  • CNN “demands” the return of the White House credentials of its Chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta
  • “The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process": statement
  • CNN has asked court for an “immediate restraining order” seeking return of press pass to Acosta, and it’s also seeking “permanent relief” as part of the process
  • If the case “left unchallenged,” the actions of the White House would create what CNN called a “dangerous chilling effect” for any journalist who covers their elected officials, CNN says
  • NOTE: On Nov. 9, President Donald Trump said he might not return CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s pass to get into the White House and that other journalists may lose their credentials as well

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