BREAKING: White House reinstates Acosta’s press pass; CNN to drop lawsuit

BREAKING: White House reinstates Acosta’s press pass; CNN to drop lawsuit

[Ed. – All better now? Vulnerability period in news cycle covered? Or just Monday? Make up your own narrative.]

CNN announced Monday that the White House has reinstated correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass,” prompting the network to drop its lawsuit against the administration over the reporter’s temporary suspension.

“Today the @WhiteHouse fully restored @Acosta‘s press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House,” CNN announced via Twitter.

Reacting to the news, Acosta took to Twitter to thank his over 1.1 million followers for their support: “Thanks to everybody for their support. As I said last Friday… let’s get back to work.” …

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“A senior WH official tells me the White House is dropping its effort to ban Jim Acosta for his behavior at the Nov 7 press conference,” [ABC’s Jonathan] Karl tweeted. “The office says, however, the White House reserves the right to revoke Acosta’s pass if he violates White House decorum in the future.”

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