White House restores CNN reporter’s pass


GB news 24 desk//

The White House has restored the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, less than two weeks after withdrawing them over an argument with President Trump during a news conference.

The reversal came days after a judge ordered the administration to reinstate the journalist’s press pass, reports BBC.

Announcing its decision on Monday, the White House also issued “rules governing future press conferences”. These include allowing only a single question from each journalist.

Follow-up questions, the White House adds in a letter to Mr Acosta, will only be allowed “at the discretion of the president or other White House officials”.

The letter warned that further action against Acosta will be taken unless he follows the new rules. Mr Trump has threatened to walk out of future press briefings if reporters do not act with “decorum”.

Reacting to Monday’s decision restoring his pass, Acosta said he was looking forward to returning to the White House.

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