CNN Sues Trump & 6 White House Officials For Revoking Jim Acosta's Press Credentials
By: Kayla Pasacreta
Cable News Network (CNN) is suing Donald Trump and six White House officials for revoking the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
According to CNN,
CNN further explained the lawsuit, “If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers our elected officials."
Last Wednesday, Trump and Acosta got into a heated exchange after Acosta attempted to ask Trump a question about Mueller and the Russia probe. "You are a very rude person," Trump echoed after also calling Acosta a “mean, terrible person”. He went on to call the Russia Investigation a hoax, and bashed CNN, "I'll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them,"
The confrontation got so heated that a White House aide actually snatched the mic away from Acosta. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later shared doctored, sped-up footage of Acosta trying to get the mic back, which CNN also references in its lawsuit. The sped-up footage made it look like Acosta aggressively put his hands on the aide.
Below is the unedited footage:
CNN released a statement defending Acosta after the exchange,