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On Tuesday, CNN, the cable outlet once dubbed the “least-trusted” name in network news, along with grandstanding propagandist Jim Acosta, filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, the president’s chief of staff John Kelly and the U.S. Secret Service, among others, ABC News and others reported. Sanders responded sharply, slamming Acosta as someone who “attempts to monopolize the floor.”
As we reported earlier, Acosta lost his White House press pass after an incident in which he physically accosted a White House intern who was simply trying to do her job.
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According to ABC News:
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WRONGFUL - REVOCATION - THESE - CREDENTIALS - VIOLATES
“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,” CNN SAID IN A PRESS RELEASE.
IN THE COMPLAINT, FILED IN D.C. DISTRICT COURT, LAWYERS FOR CNN ARGUED THE “REVOCATION OF ACOSTA’S CREDENTIALS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.”
THIS - SEVERE - AND - UNPRECEDENTED - PUNISHMENT
“THIS SEVERE AND UNPRECEDENTED PUNISHMENT IS THE CULMINATION OF YEARS OF HOSTILITY BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AGAINST CNN AND ACOSTA BASED ON THE CONTENTS OF THEIR REPORTING—AN UNABASHED ATTEMPT TO CENSOR THE PRESS AND EXCLUDE REPORTERS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WHO CHALLENGE AND DISPUTE THE PRESIDENT’S POINT OF VIEW,” CNN’S LAWYERS WROTE IN THE COURT DOCUMENTS.
Sanders called the lawsuit “more grandstanding from CNN” and promised to “vigorously defend” the White House against the lawsuit.
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ABC News added:
CNN HAS NEARLY 50 ADDITIONAL “HARD PASS” HOLDERS, A COMMON NAME FOR WHITE HOUSE PRESS CREDENTIALS, SANDERS SAID, AND ACOSTA IS...
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