The White House Has Released New Expectations For Press Conferences

CNN's Jim Acosta

Over the weekend, however, the White House sent Acosta a letter signaling it meant to revoke Acosta's credentials once more when the 14-day temporary restraining order expired.

President Donald Trump speaks as CNN's Jim Acosta, standing at right, listens, during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington.

The attorney for CNN and Acosta claimed in a Monday court filing that the White House was attempting to punish Acosta based on "retroactive" application of rules that aren't written and requested a hearing for the week of November 26.

In court, USA government lawyers said there was no First Amendment right of access to the White House and that Acosta was penalized for acting rudely at the news conference and not for his criticism of the president.

Kelly - who was appointed by President Donald Trump - granted a temporary restraining order in CNN's favor Friday, forcing the Trump administration to reinstate Acosta's credentials while CNN's full legal challenge continued. Judge Timothy J. Kelly ruled on Fifth Amendment grounds, saying Acosta's right to due process had been violated. The letter from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Communications Director Bill Shine, says that Trump is "aware of this preliminary decision and concurs".

The letter signaled that the Trump administration wants to continue fighting Acosta, despite the round one setback in court, rather than seeking an out-of-court settlement.

"The White House's interaction with the press is, and generally should be, subject to a natural give-and-take".

"Defendants did not respond to this offer to cooperate", CNN's lawyers said. "It turns out that press access to the White House is grounded very much in tradition rather than in plain-letter law".

7 exchange between Acosta and Trump, Acosta refused to pass the microphone to a female White House aide, and there was brief contact between the two, and his "hard pass" was quickly yanked.

"This is a high-risk confrontation for both sides", Mike Allen of Axios wrote in a Monday item about Trump's new targeting of Acosta.

If the White House were to seek again to pull the hard pass, it would have required the administration to first ask a federal judge to lift a court order.

The drama between the White House and Jim Acosta isn't over yet.

In an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace aired Sunday.

"And if he misbehaves, we'll throw him out, or we'll stop the news conference", Trump added, referring to Acosta.

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