CNN's Jim Acosta back at the White House after his press pass was suspended following argument with Donald Trump

CNN's Jim Acosta back at the White House after his press pass was suspended following argument with Donald Trump

The reporter had his press pass taken away earlier this month after arguing with President Donald Trump

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Acosta had his press pass revoked after arguing with Donald Trump at a press conference.
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The White House returned CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass on Monday. 

The move ends a legal fight that had so far gone against the Trump administration. Acosta’s press pass was suspended after he argued with US President Donald Trump at a news conference earlier this month. 

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But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said reporters who ignored new rules for press conferences could have their credentials - documents proving their identity - taken away.

Under the rules, “a journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists”, but a follow-up question may be allowed by the president, Sanders said.

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A few days earlier, a judge had ordered the administration to temporarily restore the journalist’s press pass. CNN had filed a lawsuit against the White House to have the pass permanently returned, but on Monday, it said the lawsuit was no longer necessary.

“Thanks to everybody for their support. As I said last Friday ... let’s get back to work,” Acosta wrote on Twitter.

 

 

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Acosta back at White House

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