The government of Donald Trump sends a letter to Jim Acosta, CNN correspondent in the White House, to warn him that he will withdraw his accreditation
he White House sent a letter to Jim Acosta , the journalist of the chain CNN that he retired and returned his press in recent days, in which he warns that it will suspend that credential at the end of this month , when A temporary order issued by a judge expires .
The news network reported today that letter and asked the federal judge handling the case, Timothy Kelly, an urgent hearing to evaluate the issue , preferably next week.
That magistrate ordered last Friday to the White House to temporarily return Acosta’s accreditation for at least 14 days, a term that will expire at the end of this month unless the judge decides to extend it.
The White House suspended Acosta’s credential on November 7 due to its reluctance to give up the microphone after asking a question to Trump during a press conference, something that led CNN to sue the president.
When Acosta regained his accreditation on Friday, most analysts interpreted that he would retain it for at least the duration of the litigation between the Government and CNN, something that could last for months.
But CNN said late on Sunday that Acosta had received on Friday a letter in which the White House “indicated that his pass will be suspended again once the judge’s temporary” 14-day “order expires.
In a statement, CNN accused the White House of “continuing to violate the First and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution,” which guarantee freedom of expression and due process, respectively.
These actions threaten all journalists and the media. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report on news related to the White House and the president, “CNN
Judge Kelly determined last Friday that the White House had violated Acosta’s right to due process, and assured that he should have given him a notice of the next revocation of his credential and an opportunity to avoid it.
The letter to Acosta, signed by White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Trump communication director Bill Shine, looks like an attempt to correct that ruling to prevail in the legal battle, since it technically presupposes prior notice .
Numerous media outlets, including Trump’s favorite Fox News, have backed CNN in their lawsuit against the White House, concerned about the impact on press freedom of the gesture against Acosta, which is unprecedented at least in the recent history of the United States.