CNN Sues WH to Get Acosta’s Pass Back — Then They Learn Which Judge Has the Case

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November 13, 2018Nov 13, 2018

CNN announced on Tuesday that the network is suing President Donald Trump and several of his aides over the revocation of Jim Acosta’s White House “hard pass” to the White House.

The lawsuit claims the White House has violated both Acosta and CNN's First and Fifth Amendment rights with the decision.

“Both CNN and Acosta are plaintiffs in the lawsuit. There are six defendants: Trump, chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders, deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, Secret Service director Randolph Alles, and the Secret Service officer who took Acosta's hard pass away last Wednesday,” CNN reported.

Then news emerged about which judge would be presiding over the case.

“The CNN lawsuit against Trump has been assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump appointee who was a former counsel to Chuck Grassley,” BuzzFeed News reporter Chris Geidner tweeted

https://twitter.com/chrisgeidner/status/1062389415585214465

Some people couldn't help but laugh.

https://twitter.com/amber_athey/status/1062404042956173312

https://twitter.com/freedom_moates/status/1062396745794179072

https://twitter.com/EG2017/status/1062351184516784129

Acosta's hard pass was revoked last week after he got into a tense exchange with President Trump and then refused to give up the microphone after being given a considerable amount of time to ask his questions. He even touched a female White House intern when she tried to take the mic away.

https://twitter.com/kenvogel/status/1060349454006579201

What do you think of CNN's lawsuit?

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