Trump, Jim Acosta, Matthew Whitaker 3 Stories You Should Read 11/19/2019
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In the category of: Stranger than fiction…
In the category of: Trust me, they’ve got more important things to do than fight CNN.
A letter from the White House to Acosta also included revised rules for how to behave during presidential press conferences.
The White House announced Monday that it would restore the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, leading the network to drop its pending lawsuit against the administration.
“Having received a formal reply from your counsel to our letter of November 16, we have made a final determination in this process: your hard pass is restored,” the White House wrote in a letter to Acosta, according to CNN. “Should you refuse to follow these rules in the future, we will take action in accordance with the rules set forth above. The President is aware of this decision and concurs.”
The letter also included a revised code of conduct for journalists during presidential press conferences.
In the category of: This should be a no-brainer and yet strangely, it’s not.
Read the new lawsuit filed by three senators to try to block Whitaker from serving.
A group of Senate Democrats are suing to try to strike down President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
The suit, filed in DC federal district court by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), and Mazie Hirono (HI), argues that Whitaker’s appointment was unconstitutional because he was not confirmed by the Senate to his prior position.
“The U.S. Senate has not consented to Mr. Whitaker serving in any office within the federal government, let alone the highest office of the DOJ,” the lawsuit reads.
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