SANDERS SPEAKS: White House Responds to Judge’s Ruling Regarding Jim Acosta

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The White House issued an official response to a federal judge’s ruling that restored CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials; saying they “will temporarily” grant the reporter access to the premises.

“Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass,” Sanders said. “We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the White House.”

Judge Timothy Kelly unveiled his decision Friday morning; claiming the decision to revoke Acosta’s credentials violated his First and Fifth Amendment rights.

It remains unclear whether the White House will pursue its legal battle against Acosta in the coming days.