Acosta vs Trump: White House to vigorously defend CNN Lawsuit
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said that, the lawsuit filed against it by CNN will be vigorously defended.
Sanders forcefully dismissed CNN’s lawsuit to restore White House reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials, in a Tuesday morning statement.
This morning, CNN filed a lawsuit against @realDonaldTrump and top aides. The White House has violated CNN and @Acosta‘s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press and Fifth Amendment rights to due process. Complaint: https://t.co/43oX6L8xA7 pic.twitter.com/RvJ0Cgh6oi
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) 13 November 2018
“We have been advised that CNN has filed a complaint challenging the suspension of Jim Acosta’s hard pass.
This is just more grandstanding from CNN, and we will vigorously defend against this lawsuit,” Sanders declared in her statement.
Acosta’s credentials was suspended last week claiming that he laid hands on an intern after refusing to surrender the microphone during a press conference.