A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to reinstate press credentials for Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by President Trump, granted CNN’s request to restore the press pass for Acosta, giving him regular access to the White House grounds to cover events and press conferences. “I want to emphasize the very limited nature of this ruling,” Kelly said Friday in granting the temporary restraining order in favor of CNN.
Kelly’s ruling Friday gives Acosta his credentials back for now while the parties argue over a preliminary injunction to restore Acosta’s credentials while the case is being litigated. Temporary restraining orders typically last for 14 days.
“This was a test and we passed the test,” Acosta said during brief comments to reporters.
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