- CNN is suing President Donald Trump and multiple White House aides for revoking press pass of the news network’s White House correspondent, Jim Acosta.
- The lawsuit comes less than a week after the White House announced it would suspend Acosta’s “hard pass” in the wake of the reporter’s fiery exchange with Trump at a news conference Wednesday.
- CNN alleges in its legal action, which has been filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., that Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights were being violated with the ban.
The lawsuit comes less than a week after press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced it would suspend Acosta’s White House credential, often called a “hard pass,” in the wake of the reporter’s fiery exchange with Trump at a news conference Wednesday.
Sanders, White House chief of staff John Kelly, deputy communications chief Bill Shine and Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy are also included in the suit. The Secret Service officer who yanked Acosta’s pass is also included in the lawsuit, though he is not identified by name.