Jim Acosta and CNN challenged the President in court and the judge rules in favor of the “fake news.’
Friday morning, a federal judge made the decision to uphold CNN’s request that Jim Acosta be temporarily reinstated with the White House press credentials.
The White House removed Acosta’s credentials after a verbal spat with the president during a press briefing. Acosta and CNN then decided to sue the White House claiming his free speech was removed and he didn’t get due process.
See the exchange that lost Acosta his credentials.
Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of Trump, gave CNN the first big win in a case that is on going.
Outside of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Jim Acosta said, “I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week, and I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today. Let’s go back to work.”
CNN released a statement as well.
Statement from CNN and @Acosta on today’s ruling: “We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days. Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.”
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 16, 2018
This is a big win for the media and a slap on the wrist for the president. The victory will embolden Acosta, but the real question is, will anyone call on the CNN reporter?
Acosta gets his pass back, but is Trump mandated to call on him during a press conference? pic.twitter.com/wHBeSXcvDu
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 16, 2018
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