Acosta Spars With Sanders In Briefing Room After Temporary Ban


CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta spars with Sarah Sanders about Mueller investigation, President Trump’s level of confidence in his advisers.

He returned to the White House briefing room on Tuesday for a news conference with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, the first encounter between the two since he was briefly banned earlier this month.

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CNN’s Jim Acosta made his return to the James S. Brady room on Tuesday for a press briefing with Sarah Sanders — 20 days after the reporter was temporarily banned from the White House.

Sanders, who until Tuesday hadn’t held a briefing in weeks, took questions after sessions with National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and National Security Adviser John Bolton – during which Acosta kept quiet. The press secretary eventually called on Acosta, who asked if President Trump would recommend that Paul Manafort should cooperate with authorities going forward.

The questioning grew tenser — though not nearly as explosive as the post-election incident that resulted in his pass being pulled — as Acosta then asked why Trump doesn’t have faith in his advisers, citing the president’s apparent skepticism toward a major government climate change study and the CIA’s findings regarding Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in activist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.

Sanders shot back, “That’s not accurate,” as the CNN reporter listed a series of examples. He continued to ask the question but was met with pushback from Sanders. More

Sarah Sanders is going to have to define the word ‘question’ for Jim Acosta because he’s not asking for information,
he’s trying to spreading ‘disinformation.’

If the White House is going to come out with new rules, they should stick to those rules. Jim Acosta is still completely disregarding them, and Sarah Sanders seemed to have given him a pass. If it’s not enforced now, it can never be enforced. 

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