Skip to comments.Trump argues in court filing that he can limit journalists' access to White House
Posted on 11/14/2018 10:14:50 AM PST by Innovative
The Justice Department responded to CNN's lawsuit over the revocation of Jim Acosta's press pass on Wednesday, saying in a court filing that the White House rejects the idea that it can't pick and choose which journalists can be given a permanent pass to cover it. "The President and White House possess the same broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists (and other members of the public) that they possess to select which journalists receive interviews, or which journalists they acknowledge at press conferences," lawyers say in the filing.
Both CNN and Acosta are plaintiffs. The suit alleges that their First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the ban.
Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump appointee, has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
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What bothers me is, that if the courts rule against him, Trump might comply.
He should cut to the chase and let the powers that be know that he alone controls who enters the White House. And they can all go pound sand.
As obama said,when he had this same thing happen, “Not in my house.”.
He had the guy removed:
Their brief by Olson refers to president Trump as a politician not as president. The article cites judge Napolitano among others stating that CNN will quickly win the lawsuit.
I wonder how Fox News would recommend the handling of an out of control reporter. Every news conference would become a debate and the reporter would become the center of discussion. Should the President simply stop news conferences and instead do one on one with select reporters?
That's so simple and direct.
Even if he is allowed back in, nothing says PDJT has to let Acosta ask questions, Just ignore him and call someone else. If Acosta continues to interrupt, show him the door.
I completely agree. I’m not worried about Trump capitulating. That is what republicans do. He is an independent, thank God.
I do miss Helen. She asked tough wuestions, but was a lady.
You noticed they point out who appointed this judge. I had just commented on the Georgia gubernatorial election where two Obama appointed federal judges are letting the Democrats count ballots missing Identifying information. Do you think the press in Georgia tell us the judges are Obama appointees? No of course not! But they should.
Yes and should have ignored it that day. All this time money on lawyers judges time over a rude grandstanding reporter.
It’s not like the White House needs to have press meetings. Just shut them down if CNN wins (which they obviously shouldn’t...being allowed to ask the President Questions isn’t a right)
As far as I know Wikileaks , Infowar also aren’t allowed into press meetings. Why not StormFront or 4Chan???
Do away with the stupid WH Press Briefing!
Its old fashioned and just gives TV newsie prima donnas a chance to preen!
Replace it with:
1. Ask through the WH website questions from not only the network “newesies” but from everybody.
2. Assign a number to them as they come in then rank order them as a function of “issues-of-the-day” e.g., Chinese trade violation North Korea, etc., points the WH wants to emphasize. Select 100 randomly from this list. Put on a DVD, with a pdf summary. Make it available in WH press room and make it all downloadable from the WH web site.
The question that didn’t make the list will be answer in due time.
3. The network newsies can agonize over the answers and navel gaze about them to their hearts content on their own network shows. Let’s see if any one watches!
4. Do the equivalent of “FDR Fireside chats” on network TV & very important - YouTube! The Rats can buy time on network TV and give their counter. Again lets see who will watch. (Harder to counter the YouTube, but they’ll try. Lets see how many likes, downloads etc. they get!)
There is no Constitutional requirement for the WH Briefing1
we delude ourselves into thinking its something like “Prime Minister Question Time” in Parliament. Even that’s ridiculous for this modern communication age!
Be innovative! Be Trump!
... AND the same broad power to have or NOT have press conferences (and if courts rule against them, press conferences should end until that ruling is reversed).
Agree 100% - It is time to break the strangle hold of the MSM.
Pretty simple, bar the “accoster,” give the commie news network another pass for a different reporter, and publish a set of minimal guidelines to cut back on the rudeness.
Or not. The media has proven they are on their knees for the left (Krouthhammer you magnificent ba5tard.....!)
Friend don’t let friends post this stuff on FR!!
NO MORE WH PRESS CONFERENCES. Trump should take a page from the Obama Playbook. Trump should just tweet out the truth and let the chips fall where they may. As long as Trump has these Press parties, they can report he said all kinds of things he never said.....so just stop them right now.
...and the damn reporters were even cheering “Obama, Obama, Obama. .” the rat party and their msm mouthpieces are so vile.
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