CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration after the White House took away White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials after he lectured President Donald Trump during a press conference.
CNN's suit demands Acosta's credentials immediately be returned. The Trump administration revoked the media credential last week following President Trump's news conference, where Acosta refused to give up a microphone to an intern.
CNN claims the withdrawal of Acosta's press pass violates the constitutional rights to freedom on the press and due process.
“It demands the return of the White House credentials of CNN's Chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta. The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta's First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process.,” according to a CNN statement.
“We have asked this court for an immediate restraining order requiring the pass be returned to Jim, and will seek permanent relief as part of this process.”
The suit names as defendants Trump, chief of staff John Kelly, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, the Secret Service director and the agent who took away his credentials.