Major Network Gears Up to Sue Trump

  • 2018-11-12
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Major Network Gears Up to Sue Trump
Legendary White House correspondent Sam Donaldson revealed yesterday that CNN and its chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, are preparing to sue the Trump administration over its decision to revoke Acosta's press credentials. (The Hill)
 

Donaldson, speaking on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” said that he has been asked to submit an affidavit in the lawsuit in preparation for a court hearing this week.

The White House pulled Acosta’s hard pass after a tense exchange between him and President Trump during a press conference last week.

The White House cited Acosta’s interaction with a press aide as reason to pull the credentials, accusing him of “placing his hands on" her. In return, CNN accused White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of “fraudulent accusations."

A CNN spokesperson told The Hill that “no decisions have been made.”


The apparently impending lawsuit comes after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders shared a video that appeared sped up to look like Acosta forcibly tussled with a female intern trying to retrieve a microphone. 
 Source: AAN
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