Acosta still hasn’t gotten the hint.
White House officials are planning to suspend CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass again, after a judge ordered them to temporarily restore it Friday, CNN has reported.
Officials sent a letter to Acosta with a view to revoking his newly regained privileges at the end of the month, the network stated.
CNN issued a statement Sunday claiming officials were “[violating] the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution.” “These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations,” the statement continued. “Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.”
Officials revoked Acosta’s press pass November 7 after a press conference with President Donald Trump. During a heated exchange between the pair, a White House intern attempted to take the microphone from Acosta’s hand. The reporter—CNN’s chief White House correspondent—kept hold of the microphone and tried to finish asking a question, saying, “Pardon me, ma’am,” to the intern.