Nov 19, 2018

White House officials have reportedly sent a letter to CNN’s Jim Acosta indicating that they will suspend his press pass again once the temporary restraining order that required them to restore Acosta’s credentials expires, CNN reported late Sunday. The 14-day order was issued Friday, and unless the judge extends it, it would expire at the end of the month.

The action was telegraphed Friday by press secretary Sarah Sanders, who said that the White House would only “temporarily reinstate” Acosta’s credentials in response to a court decision in his favor. Appearing on Fox News with her father, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R), who was substituting for Sean Hannity, she later said that “we’ve laid out in a letter to CNN and their team what we think were some of the missteps that their reporter made at the press conference on November 7th.”