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White House Threatens All Journalists With Vow to Still ‘Throw Acosta Out’

Trump and CNN square off in a CNN lawsuit over CNN reporter Jim Acosta's access to press events
Trump and CNN square off in a lawsuit over CNN reporter Jim Acosta's access to press events

The Trump administration said it would again revoke the reporter’s press pass after a two-week restraining order expires.

(Common Dreams) CNN requested an emergency hearing Monday after the White House warned reporter Jim Acosta that it would again suspend his press pass after a two-week restraining order expires.

Three days after a federal judge ordered the administration to restore Acosta’s press pass allowing him to attend briefings and report on the White House, officials sent the reporter a letter warning that his rights would soon be suspended again.

“The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution,” CNN said in a statement after Acosta received the letter. “These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the president.”

Acosta has been on the receiving end of much of the Trump administration’s crusade against the free press, but other critics joined the network in saying the White House’s latest attack on him represents a threat to the press at large.

Acosta’s press pass was revoked on November 7 after the White House falsely accused him of aggressively putting his hands on an intern who was attempting to take a microphone away from him to stop him from questioning President Donald Trump.

After critics derided the administration for using a doctored video to make its point, the White House changed its story, saying last week that Acosta’s pass was revoked only because he had “refused to surrender” the microphone.

After CNN filed a lawsuit, federal Judge Timothy J. Kelly granted the network a temporary restraining order forcing the White House to restore Acosta’s press pass—emphasizing the “limited nature” of the ruling but also saying CNN would likely win its larger case against the administration.

On Sunday, the president told Fox News that the White House still planned to “throw [Acosta] out” if he was seen as “misbehaving” during a press conference. Trump also said the White House would be writing new “rules and regulations for conduct” that journalists would be required to follow, echoing Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ statement on Friday that “There must be decorum at the White House”—a call that was mocked by critics who pointed out the marked lack of respect the president has shown his opponents.

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69 Comments

  1. Cheryl Claytor November 24, 2018

    Hop8 the same judge. His judk will stop him for good .

    Reply
    1. Walter Brewer November 24, 2018

      CONTEMPT OF COURT….

  2. Martha Smith November 24, 2018

    Your crooked life is public. You are suppose to be a president of some people.

    Reply
  3. Alice Burt November 24, 2018

    If so all should walk out! Those briefing r for his benefit only. Reports can’t get a decent remark when a question is asked. It’s disgusting!!

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  4. Gary Blackburn November 24, 2018

    Your a DUMB ASS Trump we’re going to throw you OUT!!!!!!

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  5. Chac Chacon November 24, 2018

    The baby is afraid.grow up trump you crook.

    Reply
  6. Caron Runkel November 24, 2018

    I

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  7. Beverly Chisholm Davis November 24, 2018

    I agree, the press should all boycott the briefings. They don’t learn anything but the lie of the day anyway. The press would get further just talking to staff one on one.

    Reply
  8. Chari Hayes November 24, 2018

    Give all your questions to him.
    And if he throws him out stop covering him.

    Reply
  9. Julie Montileaux November 24, 2018

    DICTATOR TRUMP

    Reply
  10. Jeanne Perry November 24, 2018

    Such a poor loser

    Reply
  11. Giulio Simone November 24, 2018

    We should throw Trump out

    Reply
  12. Wayne Moon November 24, 2018

    Media should boycott the WH 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Reply
  13. Lola Madison November 24, 2018

    The only one deserving of being thrown out is this orange anus.

    Reply
  14. Jackie Zapp November 24, 2018

    What a petty petty, disgusting orange bastard

    Reply
  15. Beth Lasko November 24, 2018

    History can’t change but we can change the future by taken back our VOTE AND OUR RIGHT FOR A FREE DEMOCRACY ..plus show TRUMP , the Republicans and our enemies you can’t get away with messing with the GREAT UNITED STATES of AMERICA..
    🇺🇸🗽🇺🇸🗽🇺🇸🗽🇺🇸🗽

    Reply
  16. George House November 24, 2018

    Better yet let’s throw the little wanna be dumpy OUT

    Reply
  17. Joe Zybert November 24, 2018

    That ass dont believe in the law

    Reply
  18. Susan Dow November 24, 2018

    Anything to distract from the crimes this administration is perpetrating

    Reply
  19. Linda Fannon November 24, 2018

    This is evil.

    Reply
  20. Walls Bett November 24, 2018

    Let’s see. Fat boy

    Reply
  21. Shirley Walker Sheppard November 24, 2018

    Time for all journalists to stay home. He’s really not news anymore.

    Reply
  22. Ken Emsweller November 24, 2018

    MORON ALERT!😂

    Reply
  23. Ralph Delgado November 24, 2018

    Do it shithead,

    Reply
  24. Peca Blanco November 24, 2018

    Distractions, distractions, distractions!!

    Reply
  25. Shirley Hawkins November 24, 2018

    Stop gone to white house ,dump trump all together

    Reply
  26. Kenny Warren Sr November 24, 2018

    These MF don’t knows what they wants to do, get they shidd together and act accordingly. Why can’t y’all be logical, White House do the people thing and let the journalists report you doing the people things.

    Reply
  27. Sharon Scott November 24, 2018

    He holds a grudge forever…this isn’t over…
    Ask Rosie .

    Reply
    1. Donna Gardner November 24, 2018

      Sharon Scott …That’s not healthy to hold a grudge.

  28. Sylvia Narramore Opella November 24, 2018

    MORON

    Reply
  29. Bill Taylor November 24, 2018

    Boycott the POS.He lives for publicity. Take it away!

    Reply
  30. Lynda Brake November 24, 2018

    Fascism! Wake up America before it is too late!

    Reply
  31. Donna Gardner November 24, 2018

    I’d rather see Jim Acosta than fat ugly trump any day.

    Reply
  32. Lee Terrell November 24, 2018

    🤬🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

    Reply
  33. Nancy C. Parker November 24, 2018

    All Journalists should boycott Trump the liar! We are tired of all his lies, please stop covering him until he quits lying!

    Reply
  34. Donna Moniz Lippincott November 24, 2018

    We all know how the Saudis treat journalists Twump is trying to emulate them!!

    Reply
  35. Jean Clifton Young November 24, 2018

    agree with Beverly Davis

    Reply
  36. Carol Funk November 24, 2018

    Then every reporter should leave, but then dt would love that, no one to report what he is doing

    Reply
  37. Rosaland Campbell November 24, 2018

    They all need to just walk out if and when he does this!!! trumpy won’t know what to say!!!

    Reply
  38. Granville G Walton Jr. November 24, 2018

    The Rule of Law 😎😎

    Reply
  39. Lynda L B Duke November 24, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE NEEDED TO THROW TRUMPASS OUT!!!

    Reply
  40. James Zirin November 24, 2018

    And Mueller has vowed to kick your sorry ass out of office

    Reply
    1. Jon Stensrud November 24, 2018

      That would be in direct violation of his job as a independent investigator……

    2. James Zirin November 24, 2018

      Jon Stensrud true the facts will kick him out of office

  41. Mick Robinson November 24, 2018

    This Administration is a danger to American interests.

    Reply
  42. Andrea Madden November 24, 2018

    Quit covering him! Pretend he doesn’t exist!

    Reply
  43. Michael Potter November 24, 2018

    Trump is such an infant!!

    Reply
  44. Jess Eugene Leonard November 24, 2018

    If Acosta was a pig, even the other hogs wouldn’t want him in the pen with them!

    Reply
  45. Johnny Osterdock November 24, 2018

    what ever trump

    Reply
  46. Doug Bryant November 24, 2018

    Trumpanzee idiot

    Reply
  47. Verna Schertz November 24, 2018

    BOY DO ANY OF YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE HAD A REAL PRESIDENT?? MAYBE ONE DAY WE WILL AGAIN. LOVE YOU JIM ACOSTA!

    Reply
  48. Cindy Gibson November 24, 2018

    Follow the law.We love our free press.

    Reply
  49. Larry L. Cunningham November 24, 2018

    Trump the Deplorable!

    Reply
  50. Louise Redwine Billings November 24, 2018

    I don’t really know why reporters even go to the White House. Trump lies continuously. I never listen to anything he says.

    Reply
    1. Joseph Garcia November 24, 2018

      Louise Billings ; Good for u . We don’t give a Damn if u watch or not ! I’m sure Trump feels the same way . Be a jerk and get treated like a jerk !

    2. Louise Redwine Billings November 24, 2018

      Joseph Garcia , hahahaha reporting on Trump is like blab, blab, blab, and some more blabbing….it’s total nonsense since he continuously LIES !!!

  51. Ken Spalding November 24, 2018

    yuk…the madman in chief…

    Reply
  52. Joseph Garcia November 24, 2018

    Don’t allow this jerk back in Mr President ! Damn Cuban got here out of the stupidity of a weak president ! We should revoke his Citizenship !

    Reply
  53. Mary Elizabeth November 24, 2018

    Bullies

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  54. Bill Sanders November 24, 2018

    That is bullshit. He would be against a court order.

    Reply
  55. John McNeill November 24, 2018

    If he does that they ALL should walk out

    Reply
  56. Alan Venturini November 24, 2018

    screw you Adolph Trump.

    Reply
  57. George Rome November 25, 2018

    Traitor. Dictator

    Reply
  58. Joe Papp November 25, 2018

    Where the hell did you dig up all these libturd naysayers. They have obviously been in lala land chewing on their binkies. President Trump has been working his butt off to make this country great again and all you libturds want to tear it down. Crawl back under your rock and stfu.

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  59. Septimio Sardina November 25, 2018

    Free press enemy to every dictator

    Reply
  60. Donna Rae Mathre November 25, 2018

    trump..you are a total disgrace to humanity. but your days are numbered in our house !!

    Reply
  61. Jane Meglio November 25, 2018

    TRUMP should be the one that’s thrown out!!!!

    Reply
  62. Cheryl Yeager November 25, 2018

    Cry baby didn’t get his way so he is throwing a fit

    Reply
  63. Gloria Morales Mata November 26, 2018

    Trump is insane

    Reply

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