PressTV-CNN sues Trump admin. for barring reporter

American broadcaster CNN has taken legal action against US President Donald Trump, and several of his aides, for barring the network’s senior correspondent from the White House.

The White House revoked CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass, known as a Secret Service “hard pass,” after an exchange of words between Trump and Acosta and the president’s harsh remarks during a press conference last week. 

During the press conference, Acosta insisted on asking Trump a question.

Trump, in response to Acosta’s persistence, called him a “terrible, rude”, annoying person that should not be working for CNN.

Six lawsuits

In addition to a lawsuit filed against Trump, there were five other lawsuits. The other lawsuits were lodged against White House chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders, deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, Secret Service director Randolph Alles, as well as the Secret…

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