(Young Cons) The court demanded that the White House reinstate the hard pass for CNN’s Jim Acosta. And it forced the White House to have to make up new rules to set up a due process.
Acosta got tossed for having an altercation with an intern where he refused to give her the microphone back after President Donald Trump had moved on and was calling on other reporters.
Tuesday was Acosta’s first day back in the briefing room.
And White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders did call on him. But when he went into his standard grandstanding and asking multiple questions, she shut him down.
He asks about Paul Manafort, if the President would be advising him to cooperate with the Special Counsel.
Sanders shuts him down saying that they’ve always cooperated with the Special Counsel and that “since there was no collusion,” they’re looking for the matter to wrap up soon.
Then Acosta disregarded the rules, which allow one question, and asked a follow-up.
From Fox News:
The questioning grew tenser — though not nearly as explosive as the post-election incident that resulted in his pass being pulled — as Acosta then asked why Trump doesn’t have faith in his advisers, citing the president’s apparent skepticism toward a major government climate change study and the CIA’s findings regarding Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in activist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.
Sanders shot back, “That’s not accurate,” as the CNN reporter listed a series of examples. He continued to ask the question but was met with pushback from Sanders.
“That’s not true. The president has a great deal of faith in the intelligence community and, certainly, in the team he has assembled around him…”
Nice job, Sarah, shutting down his efforts!