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CNN sues Trump, White House for revoking Jim Acosta's press credentials

Alleges the White House has violated Acosta's rights under the US constitution

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington
File photo of US President Donald Trump. Photo: PTI

TV news channel CNN sued Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday, alleging the violated journalist Jim Acosta's rights under the constitution by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the  

"The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates and Acosta's First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process," the news network said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.

"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 statement added.  

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First Published: Tue, November 13 2018. 20:20 IST