White House restored pass of Jim Acosta with new rules.
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White House restored pass of Jim Acosta with new rules.

The White House has restored the press pass of CNN’s correspondent Jim Acosta. This news has come first hand from CNN News itself. The White House restored the pass after CNN filed a lawsuit against the White House and a federal judge’s order to reinstate the pass.

 

CNN released a statement on the matter, saying, “Today the White House fully restored Jim Acosta’s press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House.”

 

The White House sent a letter to Jim Acosta regarding the new rules set by White House for next conferences.

 

The letter from the White House says that reporters may only ask "a single question" at a press conference. Follow-ups questions can only be asked, "at the discretion of the President or other White House officials." And correspondents of News Houses must "physically surrender" the mic when directed by the President or White House administration. If any correspondents break the rule, then that may result into the cancellation of White House Press Pass.

 

 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave comments on these new rules. She said in a statement, “We have created these rules with a degree of regret. We would have greatly preferred to continue hosting White House press conferences in reliance on a set of understood professional norms, and we believe the overwhelming majority of journalists covering the White House share that preference. But, given the position was taken by CNN, we now feel obligated to replace previously shared practices with explicit rules.”

 

The Point to be noted here is that Correspondent Association hasn't agreed upon these new rules. These rules are just a “release” from the White House and nothing else.

 

Correspondent Association said in a statement about these rules, "For as long as there have been White House press conferences, White House reporters have asked follow-up questions. We fully expect this tradition will continue."

 

 

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