CNN is throwing out its lawsuit against the Trump administration after learning Jim Acosta‘s press pass would be “fully restored” after the 14-day restraining order comes to a conclusion.
That’s according to a tweet sent from CNN’s public relations account:
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 19, 2018
By making this decision, the Trump administration appears to have reversed course from Friday, when it sent a formal letter to CNN and Acosta stating that he would once again have his pass suspended when the 14-day restraining order expired at the end of November.
On Friday, CNN and Acosta won their federal court case to get the reporter’s press pass reinstated for a 14-day period after it had been pulled by Sarah Sanders and deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine due to Acosta’s behavior at President Trump’s Nov. 7 post-midterms press conference.
This is obviously good news for Acosta and CNN, but will the White House try to ban another reporter whose coverage and/or behavior it deems inappropriate? Is this saga REALLY over? That remains to be seen.