White House must immediately return press credentials to CNN's Jim Acosta, judge rules

Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 10:35:38-05

A federal judge has ruled that the White House must immediately restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's hard press pass, the Associated Press reports.

Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump appointee, made the ruling on Friday morning.

CNN sued the White House earlier this week after the White House revoked Acosta's pass due to a Nov. 7 incident during a White House press conference in which a White House staffer attempted to grab a microphone from Acosta as he attempted to ask a follow-up question. President Trump had told Acosta multiple times he wanted to give another reporter the opportunity to ask a question.

More on this as it develops.