CNN sues President Trump; CBS, Fox News announce solidarity with the news agency
Numerous other news outlets are standing in solidarity with CNN, who this week filed a lawsuit against President Trump demanding reporter Jim Acosta's return to the White House.
News agencies backing CNN include the Associated Press, USA Today, CBS News and, most notably in a suit against the Trump administration, Fox News.
that it stood with CNN.
"Passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized," the outlet said.
The lawsuit is in response to the White House's suspension of Acosta's press pass last week. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C., District Court. CNN claims the revocation of Acosta's press pass violates the constitutional rights to freedom on the press and due process.
Both CNN and Acosta are plaintiffs in the lawsuit. There are six defendants: President Trump, Chief of Staff John Kelly, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, communications Deputy Chief of Staff Bill Shine, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy, and the Secret Service officer who took Acosta's press pass away last Wednesday. The officer is identified as John Doe in the suit, pending his identification.
The six defendants are all named because of their roles in enforcing and announcing Acosta's suspension.
We'll update this article as we learn more details.