CNN & Jim Acosta 1, White House 0


Judge Grants CNN’s Motion, Returns Acosta’s White House Press Pass (For Now)

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Jim Acosta leaves U.S. District Court

Judge Timothy J. Kelly granted the network’s request for a temporary restraining order on Friday.

A District Court judge granted a motion made by CNN and White House reporter Jim Acosta on Friday, temporarily returning the reporter’s suspended press pass while the case proceeds.

The network filed suit against the Trump administration on Tuesday and motioned for a temporary restraining order that would “preserve the status quo” and return Acosta’s pass, which had been revoked from him last Wednesday by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days,” CNN said in a statement after the ruling. “Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.”

The judge, Trump appointee Timothy J. Kelly, said that Acosta was not afforded due process when his pass was revoked, a process he described as “shrouded in mystery.”

He also agreed that Acosta has suffered “irreparable harm” by being deprived of his pass, which allows him to do his job as the network’s chief White House correspondent.



  1. Acosta won the battle but he’ll lose the war. Acosta got a TRO only because he was denied process but that won’t happen in the future because they’ll institute a laundry list of rules with punishments for WH press conferences. I’m sure that will make Acosta even more popular with his fellow “journalists”.

  2. I dont know why the hate on for Jim Acosta. He has the right to ask tough questions. He was the support of his employer and most all of the other networks. Trumps feet should be held to the fire, as any good journalist will tell you.

  3. As someone that follows PSR because of the content rather than as someone that works for a media outlet , my support is with DJT. To hear some claim that acosta is doing his job makes me wonder how much more one sided the media coverage of this POTUS would have to be before they might start to wonder what the f–k the agenda really is.
    Since the night that DJT won the election and made all the CNN broadcasters look like idiots , the news network has made it their mission to take down a president. Unnamed sources and fake news became the tools CNN have used to that end.
    To that end the score is DJT won (or #1)CNN zero

  4. This is only temporary and Acosta will be on a short lease that will make him have to decide whether to be a pain in the butt again for Trump and get turfed for breaking rules or pull in his horns and look neutered.

  5. Robert Wilson, you haven’t got a clue whats going on. If you had been a regular viewer of the White House press conferences, you would realize just how arrogant and rude Acosta really is. The office of the President and the Presidency should be respected, and this joker has none whatsoever, Its not just Acosta, but April Ryan and Peter Alexander and a few others who are disrespectful to the highest office in the land. Shame on them, and shame on you Wilson, you should check the facts out first before making such a stupid and naive comment.

  6. What would a federal judge do if Acosta “challenged” him in his courtroom and argued and wouldn’t shut up when the judge told him to and refused to give up a mic when the bailiff tried to retrieve it? Asking for a friend. And for half of America and the world

  7. Folks, this could turn out to be very funny.

    Imagine if the White House says that it will give hard passes to more media outlets, such as InfoWars, Alex Jones, The Rebel, etc etc. The seating will be first come first served so no reserve seats. You get what you show up for and if you are early, you get front row. Plus, no stand ins or place holder stooges allowed. Only those in line, get to rush for seats.

    That is the new process! Totally falls within what the judge was asking for.


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