CNN Sues President Trump for Banning Reporter from the White House

NEW YORK (WSCC) - President Trump and other top aides have been sued by CNN for banning reporter Jim Acosta from accessing the White House. 

CNN said on Tuesday:

The lawsuit is a response to the White House's suspension of Acosta's press pass, known as a Secret Service "hard pass," last week. The suit alleges that Acosta and CNN's First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the ban.

The lawsuit, which names CNN and Acosta as plaintiffs, was filed in the District Court of Washington, DC on Tuesday morning. 

According to CNN, there are six defendants listed in the lawsuit. They include: President Trump, chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders, deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, Secret Service director Joseph Clancy, and the Secret Service officer who took Acosta's hard pass away last Wednesday.

The White House suspended the press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday, citing Acosta's brief confrontation with a White House press aide during a wild news conference given by President Donald Trump.

You can watch the confrontation below: 

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