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CNN Sues Trump over Acosta Ban

HeadlineNov 14, 2018

CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his staff, including Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, alleging that White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated when the White House banned him last week after he clashed with Trump during a news conference. At the time, Huckabee Sanders said the ban was because Acosta “laid his hands” on an intern. As evidence, she retweeted a doctored video produced by the far-right conspiracy website InfoWars. The White House is now saying the ban was because Acosta refused to yield to his fellow reporters. CNN said that the White House’s actions could have a “dangerous chilling effect” for other reporters.

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