President Donald Trump, Jim Acosta

CNN filed a federal lawsuit against President Trump and his White House aides on Tuesday after the White House revoked the “hard pass" of White House press corps reporter Jim Acosta.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Acosta was banned from the White House after he put his hand on a female intern who tried to wrestle the microphone from him during a tense exchange between Acosta and President Trump on Nov. 7.
 
READ ALSO: White House Revokes CNN Reporter's Press Pass
 
On Tuesday, CNN filed a lawsuit in the D.C. District Court citing a violation of the First and Fifth Amendments and wrongful revocation of Acosta's "hard pass" that gives him access to the White House.

A hard pass is a laminate that features the reporter's picture and the media outlet he is affiliated with.

CNN asked the court to order the White House to grant "an immediate restraining order requiring the pass be returned to Jim, and will seek permanent relief as part of this process."

"While the suit is specific to CNN and Acosta, this could have happened to anyone," the network said in a press release. "If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers our elected officials."

While they agree that Acosta can be cantankerous, News analysts accused Trump of targeting Acosta by calling on him during his news conference -- knowing Acosta was going to do his usual grandstanding and not ask any real news questions.

President Donald Trump, Jim Acosta

Many fellow journalists agree that the White House should not have pulled Acosta's pass.

They cite President Barack Obama who refused to call on certain Fox News reporters during his press conferences in the White House briefing room.

In 2009, President Obama revoked the press pass of Sarah Rivera Scott, a reporter for KABC News in Los Angeles.

Scott protested the revocation, noting that she was the only Hispanic reporter covering the White House briefings at the time, and she even provided translations for her colleagues.

But Obama’s top aides refused her personal appeal.

2,000 reporters hold hard passes, but the briefing room only seats 50 people with standing room for an additional 30 people.

White House press corps eporters need to be approved for a congressional press pass by the Standing Committee of Correspondents, and the White House further approves the reporters who get access to the briefing room.

Photos by Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images, Mark Wilson/Getty Images

  • Trace da Ace

    ugh.....here we go....wonder how this will pan out....

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Trump said that white house is his ball and he's taking it home lol

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Lol ???

  • SumthinSweeter

    honestly if anyone watched the video, the aide went for the mike and the reporter basically high jacked it. now Trump irritates the bottom of my soul, but that reporter acted as if he didn't have to follow protocol and hand the mike back to the aide so she could go to the next person.

  • Kay Gee

    She MARCHED over there to get the mic with MAJOR AGGRESSION, I would have done exactly what he did. I'm on his side. Eff djt and his people.

  • Anonymouse

    They’re doing this for show. At least 40 other CNN reporters have been issued hard passes. Why don’t they send one of them? What does it matter if Acosta had his revoked?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Good...sue they aszes Jim....It was 'Microphone Madeline' who was the aggressor. Jim said: not tudday bidch!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    These folks got law suits out on their azzes everywhere..... before it's said and done..... that team will be broke as fawk..... tis why they stashing money now .....but even that being caught..... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7401c5bf619f9ce38706b897da4a3c8359ec19ff77abcd4460251ff9b1135b4.gif

  • iWasteTime

    No one told Arthur that
    Sue the pants off them

  • SumthinSweeter

    So you would behave the same way on your job? I mean we all have our moments when we feel like acting out, especially me. But unless I plan on quitting that day or have another job lined up, I hold my peace, slip in my ear buds, and block the fuckery out.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    invaded his personal space his reaction was natural ..... that aid violated ......

  • Pamela

    Watch the video again to see what EXACTLY happened.

  • Anonymouse

    Major aggression?

    She walked quickly to pass the microphone to the next reporter.

    And in their lawsuit, there a several lies and discrepancies. They know this is going nowhere.

  • WhoKnew

    Lord when will he go? He is such a hateful animal. If they refuse to impeach him then they need to revisit invoking the 25th amendment because he is direly mentally ill like strait-jacket ill.

  • TriniHarlem

    This vhit haus has encouraged aggression, racism, disrespect, lack of empathy, bullying and a whole heap of other chit I don't got time to type. Sue their ass. That's a go fund me page I can finally get behind. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/45d2c1541fcefd1ac75f71abd8ac023914bc63dfb4d9396777d11695bacc38ca.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The reporter was using the mic to ask questions.
    She was the one who was trying to hijack the microphone.

    You must be dyslexic because you describe everything back-assward.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's the press's responsibility to ask the tough questions and to get answers.
    Not let Trump get away with lying all of the time.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Dismissed! That’s how. ??

  • Renee26

    He should file assault charges against the person who tried to snatch the mic out of his hand too :shrug:

  • Renee26

    Microphone Madeline ?

  • Renee26

    That's what you'd do if a coworker came to snatch a file (or something of the sort) out of your hand? ?

  • SumthinSweeter

    Again, if I wanted to keep my job, I know how to handle things of that nature. There's always other ways to address situations like that without losing ur income.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Well next time if there is a next time then he needs to bring his own mike because that one he wouldn't give up belonged to the WH :)

  • SumthinSweeter

    I watched, saw, gave my opinion. Anything else?

  • Anonymouse

    So why didn’t he?

  • SumthinSweeter

    Really? The name calling is necessary? How old are you and if you are that heated and bothered by MY opinion and observation then why comment back? Lol & Smh. so childish.

  • Anonymouse

    All lies.

  • FukkFolks2018

    It hurts bc its the truth

  • Alextra Ballard

    'Microphone Madeline' with her ol aggressive asz wanting to impress Trump, so she going around tryna snatch folks mic

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im always ridin with the journalists. This a big ole BLOOP.

  • TheOwley

    Theater.

  • Rayne

    Ole girl got up and tried to snatch the ? mic from him. What did they see?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The microphone is for the use of the press.
    If Trump is going to act as if the microphone belongs to him personally where he can confiscate it anytime he doesn't like the question being asked then don't ever have another press conference again.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Actually her name is Mary and it was a set-up.
    They planned to take the mike from Acosta the entire time that's why she was planted there.

  • ohdearme

    Well don't mind me folks, just a couple of #facts that I think you should know: 1. Sarah Rivera SCOTT and her husband Ivan Scott were granted press passes during the Bush administration, Sarah was granted access with her husband as they were reporters in Washington DC, Ivan passed away in 2008 and Sarah went on to work for a German radio station and still wanted access to the WH, in 2009 her pass was revoked by the Obama administration as she no longer held weight, she was no longer a DC reporter.

    2. Arthur Schwartz is a known "GOP operative and has been associated as the mouthpiece of Anthony Scaramucci, yes him "The Mooch" he's a political hack that has been caught lying before therefore his tweet that he "told" anything should be ignored. He tweeted that Reince Priebus was cheating on his wife, to which others told him to back it up or shut up. Once backed into a corner, he admitted his lie and tweeted an apology to Reince to which till this day has never been accepted. He's a lying hack.

    3. As recently as this morning KellyAnne Conway author of "Alternative Facts" admitted that the video circulating although "doctored" was fine because the NFL does it all the time!

    Have a good evening folks!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You can have your own opinion but not your own facts.

    Furthermore you really need to google the word 'hijacked' because it doesn't mean what you think it does.

  • Kay Gee

    Anonymous person - in the words of the worlds best people "BOY BYE"...We know who we are!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiile it was doctored by Sarah Dingleberry Saunders...um sick of her as well

  • osmenna

    I agree if he doesn't want to answer questions than he needs to stop having press conferences easy fix.

  • ohdearme

    No it was doctored by InfoWars and her stupid fat a@@ didn't think others would notice. THEY DID! If a bytch is low enough to lie about baking a pie for Thanksgiving, she'll lie about anything!

  • Kay Gee

    I speak up for myself quite often. It probably kept me from getting the jobs that the under qualified "men" received in my stead, but at least they know who I really am, and I lasted for 3 decades...so yeah I would have done exactly what I said.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Usa Lie!....Un Un!!! I ain finna git started

  • osmenna

    Will not be dismissed the press will win.

  • ImWoke

    I agree. The natural reaction for someone snatching something out of your hand is resistance.

  • SumthinSweeter

    To each their own then.

  • Anonymouse

    Ok, just as thought. You have nothing substantive to offer. Take care.

  • Anonymouse

    Not only dismissed but dismissed with prejudice.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lmao! You are not the gatekeeper to all things factual. Furthermore MY post was based on my personal observation. Why you so mad though? Asking for a friend.

  • ImWoke

    That’s just it. Acosta didn’t lose his job so his employer must have felt that he was within his rights.

  • SumthinSweeter

    I was speaking from my circumstances as an example. Lol & smh. Why u reaching?

  • Mielle Downey

    No ot was not because CSPAN video was the original .

  • Anonymouse

    Where did you copy and paste 1 and 2 from?

    As for #3, she said it was sped up. Which is the same thing the person who put the video together, Paul Joseph Watson, said a few days ago.

    And she never said anything about the NFL.

  • Mielle Downey

    And she could counter sue for damages. You see where this is going?

  • Anonymouse

    Honestly, video editing is not that hard to detect. It’s very easy to find out if a video was doctored.

    It’s a good thing I watched this press conference live otherwise I might believe some of these lies.

  • ohdearme

    Some of us don't need to copy and paste dear, EVERY word typed came from me! YES, KellyAnne DID say the NFL does it all of the time, try watching news elsewhere. Now I will respectfully go back and forth with you, but don't EVER call me a liar because there's not a soul here that I need to lie to, you know what bye bytch BYE!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok Scromes123!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Damn. Just damn!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly !!!

  • SumthinSweeter

    Who? You ok?

  • TriniHarlem

    Awww

  • KLove

    The problem is, is that Acosta never really asks any questions. His "questions" are basically editorials, punctuated with a question mark LOL

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ohhhh. Git em

  • Lucy

    Somebody got read!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Idc if he goes in there and reads the same 4 pages of "Green Eggs and Ham" daily lol. It's his right. His employer feels as if its his right, and the First and Fifth Amendments state that he can as well.

  • FukkFolks2018

    All up in through HERE

  • ohdearme

    This man and his administration has told more lies and are so corrupt, I can't stand when the facts about them are conveniently left out! The little dust bunnies trying to challenge me should just GTFOH.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Whole administration based on lies!

  • KLove

    It is a privilege to be allowed into the WH Press Room. Furthermore, just because he asks a question, doesnt mean the President has to address it or answer him. Im all for freedom of the press, but Acosta be straight disrespectful with his shenanigans. Just as quoted in the write-up..."this aint the Jim f**king Acosta show. He needs to govern himself accordingly. Also it said 40 other CNN reporters have hard passes....they can send someone else...its not like CNN itself is being banned.

  • Renee26

    Yup a merry-go-round of pettiness

  • Judge Mental Will

    Obama would never act like this!!!

  • Renee26

    Absolutely and we all have reflexes too so to draw back when someone acts aggressively as to take something from our hands should be expected.

  • Solstice

    All day Dub!! You have been killing me softly with your comments!! ??????!! We’re going take up a love offering for you to gone and log off!! ??
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e17f479e854429567a7889489c73453e9cc126a8630a978aa71fd25e24bda8e.gif

  • FukkFolks2018

    Orange should skip him then. It's not hard. Who has questions? Anyone? Anyone? Be blind to Jim.?

  • TriniHarlem

    Simple just like his ass.

  • TriniHarlem

    I'm so proud ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But Trump can't because he's like 50 petty to the grave.

  • Faithz

    I agree with you about that, she was acting like a little
    flea bag hanging on to the mic, like a pup on a bone, and looking back at Daffy when he would not let her have the mic.

  • Faithz

    Exactly.

  • Faithz

    Right on with the truth.

  • TransMichelle

    Yep

  • Faithz

    He should have wrapped that Mic around Daffy's head, and that would been the end of his entire career but at least the Mic would have served a real purpose.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Simpleton!

  • FukkFolks2018

    +1

  • Simone

    CNN is not banned, just Jim Acosta. Send another CNN reporter. If the judge is fair and balanced and not a anti-Trump liberal judge, this lawsuit will be dismissed. The Acosta clown show won't be missed!

  • Simone

    He never had to because the press worshipped him. One time, a Daily Caller reporter got testy with him and all hell broke loose in the media. A regular jerk like Acosta would never disrespect Obama.

  • FukkFolks2018

    He petty PETTY

  • Faithz

    The reporter was holding the Mic, Daffy Duck didn't like the Question, and told her to get the Mic, I watched it as well.
    If Daffy don't want ti answer their question then why don't he set his fat belly balding head as down, and don;t have press meeting.
    Glad CNN IS SUING THEIR AS,,,

  • Faithz

    Wonder what the Judge is going to say?

  • Faithz

    I am with you on that, Daffy did not like the Question, and he always act a dang idiot when the questions aren't to his liking. And when January get hear he will lose his rabbit as mind even more because there will be some new sheriff's in DC.

  • Faithz

    Hey Kay i agree with you, and now we wait to see what the Judge saw, they will be in court tomorrow...

  • Faithz

    Correct.

  • Faithz

    The reporter was doing his job, its not his fault Daffy hates the questions that expose his sorry as.

  • Faithz

    The white house is so dysfunctional.

  • Faithz

    CNN Is on Acosta side, because they know that Daffy been trashing CNN for months, and months now. People has got to stand up to that Bully in the white house. Daffy is tripping because he knows he has been played by Kim, and he's bitter over losing the house to them democrats.

  • Faithz

    Daffy Duck need to stop having white house meetings. The Duck can't stand losing ever, he can't stand being asked Question that get under his skin, and if that be the case Just Cancel all white house meeting. And they had better watch
    Daffy because his mind, is going fast right now.

  • Faithz

    Exactly, since this head clown (Ring Master) want to do his own thing , without the world knowing about it. He want
    to run the country like his own personal Business.

  • Faithz

    I sure hope the press wins it's a shame the way this clown talks to people, and he was especially bitter about the way Acosta treated Sarah lying as. Somebody need to do something about the head clown talking to people like they are dogs. He told three Sisters off for simply asking a question, and then trashed all of them.

  • TransMichelle

    No Conway said "They do it all the time in sports to see if there's actually a first down or a touchdown."

  • Faithz

    It sure is his white house, I suppose that is why so many people are getting their walking papers.

  • TransMichelle

    If the video were sped up to a higher frame rate OR if people were told that the video had been cut in the interest of time, then NO the video wasn’t “doctored”. Why? Because people were told of the alteration and there existed a sufficient reason for doing so no one wants to watch 12 hours no less 15 minutes of video.
    Journalists should ask challenging but informing questions. Acosta though has a history of being a confrontational journalist towards The Donald, but wasn’t towards Odumba. Acosta wants ratings, he wants viewers, he wants to make a name for himself. Most journalists want these things. However, that doesn’t give a journalist, any journalist, the right to “hold the mic” after the question has been responded to. Acosta is ONE reporter in a room filled with other reporters..who ALL want to ask a question. A press conference isn’t the “Acosta” show. Most reporters are given one or at the most two questions, IF they get called on. Acosta wanted to push the envelope as far as he could and he got his hand smacked (metaphorically speaking). Child please
    The person responsible for the video explains it perfectly.

    https://youtu.be/5RrSfMiAErc

  • TransMichelle

    If Odumba was under as much scrutiny as The Donald his azz would have been fired. He would of had to step down like Nixon. They treated Odumba with kid gloves because he's part of the whole criminality of the establishment.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    As they should. It's not the media's job to ask Trump questions that make him feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. Acosta was doing his job. Periodt.

  • MRiGOThim

    yes indeed...#FACTS

  • SumthinSweeter

    ??

  • KLove

    He cant win...if he ignores Jim...folks will scream bias and discrimination and say that hes dodging hard questions...if he acknowledges Jim...we get grandstanding, and Jim gets his much needed attention

  • Mielle Downey

    The only thing that changed was the speed.

  • justlooking

    I am so tiyad of Trump and wooden looking teeth and straw like hair.

  • TransMichelle

    These people are leftist libtards and reason, facts, and logic eludes them. It's all about emotion. They are totally hypnotized by main stream media hysteria.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yet Trump supporters claim that Trump is the ultimate alpha male.
    GTFOOHWTS!!

  • ohdearme

    Yup!

  • hottlanta

    I thought was gonna blow like moby dick when he kept pacing thé stage. When he is on fox news they r having conversations. When he is facing real news people he cant deal with him.

  • Mielle Downey

    In the public eye, being a victim of past injustices does not win the right to propagate current and future ones, and that's intolerable to those in charge of the race industry today, whose power relies on maintaining forever a latent rage that can be turned on and off at the will of the nation's elites. -Andrew Breitbart

  • Mielle Downey

    Liberals have control over black people because they use the victim trigger. If we As black people learn to ignore this trigger and stop being a victim we could be so far ahead of the race hustlers like Maxine Waters , Jesse Jackson and AL the Shark.

  • Whirl

    Foxnews is filing an amicus (friend of the court) briefing in support of CNN

  • Whirl

    Freedom of the press and freedom of speech is a constitutional right! The president can not bestow a right upon an individual if thatindividual already inherently possess that right by way of the constitution. It is inactionable. Conversely, the president can not revoke a constitutional right such as the case in that crazy dust up last week caused by the president.

  • KLove

    But nobody's rights got infringed upon. Freedom of the press means that the press write/report about the govt, without fear of retribution from said govt should they deem the coverage to be unfavorable. Last I checked, Acosta is still free to report and speak, he just wont be doing it from the WH press room. They can restrict access to whomever they like, for whatever reason.

  • TransMichelle

    I don't know if it can be helped though. We've become too entrenched into victim status and now others like Asians, people from India, Africans, and Mexicans are just passing us by. All that we fought for is lost. I don't think there's any moving up from here as a group. You just have to go it alone.

  • Mielle Downey

    here is the cspan vid. I see no difference in what is floating around the internet. the main stream is lying to you for sport. Jim karate chopped her hand and if it was me I would sue Jim for assault. his time was up so he should have give in up the mic. This man has admitted to being a grand stander but the sheep still support him.

  • Mielle Downey

    I understand and the reason the pass us by is because while our people are busy being victims they benefits from any advancements we make while we continue to play the victim.

  • ImWoke

    Why would I need to reach?

  • ImWoke

    You were speaking about how you’d handle the situation and I was speaking about the subject at hand, which is Acosta.

  • ImWoke

    Thanks Faithz.

  • ImWoke

    Trump has so many negative things going on that it seems like he’s becoming unraveled right before our very eyes. Kim played him like a fiddle. He’s just sitting back laughing at the US and the joke of a president that we have.

  • SumthinSweeter

    ImWoke but u seem Sleep...like comatose. I choose what I wanted to discuss. You didn't have to reply.

  • Faithz

    Okay.

  • Faithz

    The white house is a Circus and his as
    Is the ring master. The House is getting
    Ready to read his butt the riot act.Daffy
    Duck got more Mess going on than a plugged
    In mess machine.

  • ImWoke

    I don’t have to reply but what type of a discussion board this be without comments and replies? Why would you post on a discussion board if you don’t want people to reply? Just as you have the option of what you’d like to discuss. I have the option of what I’d like to reply to. How could I be asleep if I’m responding to you? I pray that I’m not in a coma the mere thought of that is forlorn.

  • SumthinSweeter

    ??

  • ImWoke

    Have a wonderful day!