This morning, CNN filed a lawsuit against @realDonaldTrump and top aides. The White House has violated CNN and @Acosta's First Amendment rights of freedom of the press and Fifth Amendment rights to due process. Complaint: https://t.co/43oX6L8xA7 pic.twitter.com/RvJ0Cgh6oi— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 13, 2018
Notice how she changed her explanation:— David S. Joachim (@davidjoachim) November 13, 2018
BEFORE: Assaulted an intern
NOW: Wouldn't give up the mic
For how much longer will it be OK that the White House press secretary can't be trusted? https://t.co/VfFEl1qMe4
RIP, my mentions. But I don't understand the strategy here.— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) November 13, 2018
The woman they are protesting is on their side.
There's this dude who runs the Senate, this other dude who occupies the White House, and these five guys at SCOTUS who aren't on their side. Maybe protest them? https://t.co/eLKBTglI25
It would be one thing if we didn't control the White House and the Senate and the Supreme Court and the DOJ and the FBI but we DO control all those things.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) November 13, 2018
To sit by and watch as Democrats steal elections when we have the POWER to act would be the greater crime here.
So, if Acosta doesn’t have a hard pass our Constitution is threatened? Freedom of the press is threatened? BS. There will be more questions by more members of the press and more answers by the president if Acosta isn’t there. https://t.co/f5VIuJUOML— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 13, 2018
Acosta has access to the White House, the same every other opinion writer or op-ed writer has. He remains a member of the press corps and he can apply for a daily WH press pass. The only thing he lost is a hard pass, which clears him daily w/o need for a day pass. https://t.co/BOMvAxJ1HS— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) November 13, 2018
I filmed this on Easter at the White House.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 13, 2018
Hundreds of reporters gathered to watch Trump paint eggs with his own grandchildren.
This is NOT a political event & never will be.
All press were respectful - except Acosta - who shouted charged questions about Trump & DACA children pic.twitter.com/DgDYotAmIV
Ted OLSON, who Trump praised in one of his Fla tweets and who Trump tried repeatedly to hire for his own personal legal team (Olson said no), is repping CNN in suit against the White House re Acosta hard pass. https://t.co/BaOUgre0Zu— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 13, 2018
White House shifts its explanation for barring @Acosta — no more mention of “placing his hands” on anyone, now the issue supposedly is that he kept asking questions. So if they think he monopolizes a press conference, why do they call on him?— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) November 13, 2018
"Reporters covering the White House must remain free to ask questions. It is imperative that independent journalists have access to the president and his activities, and that journalists are not barred for arbitrary reasons." https://t.co/MXVAhkO233— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 14, 2018
"No journalist has a First Amendment right to enter the White House," the White House said in a legal filing https://t.co/taZf0zuyAl— POLITICO (@politico) November 14, 2018