14 Nov 2018

CNN sues White House over treatment of Acosta

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 14 November 2018

US news network CNN is suing the White House over the treatment of its senior political correspondent Jim Acosta. Jim Acosta had his "hard pass" confiscated after clashing with President Trump during a media standup following the Midterm elections. CNN's lawyers are arguing that the move goes against the first amendment and press freedom. Meanwhile, President Trump has been exercising his own free speech rights on Twitter against the French - claiming they learned to speak German during WWII before the US joined the fray. With us from Washington with all the details is Giles Gibson.