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.
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.
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.
Thanks to everybody for their support. As I said last Friday... let's get back to work.— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 19, 2018