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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:31 AM

Trump seeks to land blow against media in court fight with CNN [View all]

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Source: msn

Donald Trump sought Wednesday to land a massive blow in his long-fought battle against the news media, with administration lawyers asserting in court that the president could bar "all reporters" from the White House complex for any reason he sees fit.

The sweeping claim, which came in the first public hearing over CNN's lawsuit to restore correspondent Jim Acosta's White House credentials, could have a dramatic impact on news organizations' access to government officials if it is upheld in court.
CNN argued in its lawsuit filed Tuesday that the White House infringed on Acosta's First Amendment rights by revoking his access in response to a dispute over a press conference


Trump argues in court filing that he can limit journalists' access to White House

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Meanwhile, the Trump campaign is trying to capitalize on the lawsuit. On Wednesday it sent out an emailed survey to potential donors that asked recipients if they think the ban on Acosta was justified. The email's subject line was, "CNN SUES! Help Trump win."

Apparently they are seeking to fatten the Trump piggy bank .

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-seeks-to-land-blow-against-media-in-court-fight-with-cnn/ar-BBPHXUA?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=BHEA000

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