Fight over Jim Acosta's White House press pass seems far from over


White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, in an interview Friday on Fox News' "Hannity", told her father, former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee, a letter had been sent to CNN, and it is "frankly laughable" the network claims its access has been hindered.

The White House has already notified CNN reporter Jim Acosta that officials are preparing to re-revoke his press credentials, sending him a letter laying out his purported offenses and giving him a chance to respond.

The network slammed the plan in a statement.

CNN's legal team says that a new Trump administration effort to revoke Jim Acosta's hard pass again violates his constitutional rights, and they are asking for a new hearing.

Conway said the press shop's new guidelines would be released "in a few days or weeks" and that they would ask reporters to "show respect for the presidency and decorum for the White House". "You are a rude, bad person", the president added.

CNN reported on Sunday night that the White House has sent a letter to Acosta informing him of that planned action. "I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today".

Trump played down the ruling, saying it wasn't "a big deal".

The First Amendment guarantees: "Congress shall make no law prohibiting ... or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press". "The President has broad authority to regulate access to the White House, including to ensure fair and orderly White House events and press conferences".

The move came after the White House informed Acosta on Friday of a "preliminary decision" to once again revoke his White House after a temporary 14-day order reinstating the pass expires.

On Friday, Mr Trump said that "rules and regulations" were being drafted to govern news conferences, where the president or his representatives often accuse journalists - Mr Acosta in particular - of being overly hostile.

Jim Acosta of CNN speaks to the media in Washington, D.C., after his White House press pass was returned on November 16.

TheBlaze reached out to the White House for comment but has not received a response.

After Trump called on Acosta at a November 7 news conference, Acosta asked multiple questions about immigration and the Russian Federation investigation. "And if you did it well, your ratings would be much better", Trump told him at the time. Trump said. "I mean, with this stuff, you never know what's going to happen".