Trump’s Totalitarian WH Releases Statement Over The Free Press That Stinks Of Dictatorship
The White House is now battling a legal fight with CNN after the network’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s credentials were taken away over an alleged assault that never happened.
As part of their legal battle in court, the White House released a statement on Wednesday claiming that they have every power to “cancel all press passes” and it wouldn’t be a violation of the First Amendment.
“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,” said the brief filed ahead of the 3:30 pm (2030 GMT) hearing in the case.
The filing by US Justice Department lawyers argued that “the president could choose never to hold another press briefing again and cancel all press passes, without implicating due process protections.”
The White House also argued that Acosta was not stripped of his First Amendment because he “remains able to practice his profession and report on the White House” and that CNN “has roughly 50 other employees who retain hard passes and who are more than capable of covering the White House complex on CNN’s behalf.”