White House will temporarily reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s access


While speaking to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa at the paper's "A New Era of Women in Politics" event, Mercedes Schlapp, White House director of strategic communications, said the video tweeted by Sanders was not edited. "We're talking about the physical White House, I mean the one building in which the president's authority over how people act, where they go, should be at his apex".

The US Justice Department´s lawyer, James Burnham, argued that Acosta had "disrupted" last week´s news conference and that "there is no First Amendment right to access the White House".

USA Today reported that Trump hit back over Kelly's ruling, telling reporters, "people have to behave".

Ted Boutrous, an outside attorney representing CNN, said "This is a great day for the First Amendment and journalism".

Mr. Trump spoke to reporters hours after a judge ruled that the White House must reinstate the hard pass for CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

Sanders added that "we will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future".

They thanked "all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press".

"Nobody believes in the First Amendment more than I do and if I think somebody is acting out of sorts, I will leave".

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I offer the clip to you not as an easy opportunity to goof on the panelists, although it is that, but as an insight into how the average person is likely to process this morning's news. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter's hard pass.

Inside the courtroom, Fox News, the Associated Press and many other news organizations sided with CNN, saying the White House can not be allowed to use the threat of access to pressure reporters.

CNN has argued that the ban on Acosta violated his First Amendment rights because it amounts to "viewpoint discrimination" - that is, the president is punishing him for statements and coverage he didn't like.

On Friday afternoon (overnight NZT), more than 50 members of the White House press corps greeted Acosta as he strode through the northwest gate of the presidential compound.

"While this narcissistic approach may serve plaintiff's self-interests as entertainers or media figures and the network that profits therefrom, they do not serve the interests of the forum", OANN said. An intern tried to get Acosta's microphone back, and he held on to it for a short time.

Trump sat down with the "Fox News Sunday" host on Friday for a wide-ranging discussion - the first time Wallace has interviewed Trump since he took office.

Trump has made no secret of his dislike for the U.S. broadcaster, often describing the network as "fake news".

At last week's press conference, which followed the midterm elections, Mr. Trump was taking questions from reporters and called on Mr. Acosta, who asked about Mr. Trump's statements about a caravan of migrants making its way to the U.S. -Mexico border.