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Despite court order, White House still aims to revoke CNN reporter's access

Jim Acosta's lawyers wrote back to the White House saying it would be a violation of his constitutional rights as well as a rejection of the court's Friday decision

Greg Farrell | Bloomberg 

CNN reporter Jim Acosta
CNN reporter Jim Acosta

The notified CNN correspondent on Friday night that it still planned to revoke his press pass, despite a district court's ruling earlier that day to temporarily restore the pass pending full review of the case.

The gave Acosta until Sunday afternoon to reply with his own arguments as to why he should be able to keep it. Acosta's lawyers wrote back saying it would be a violation of his constitutional rights as well as a rejection of the court's Friday decision. His lawyers asked the to issue a final decision by 3 pm on Monday.

The correspondence was released Monday morning.

First Published: Mon, November 19 2018. 22:25 IST
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