The ongoing push-and-pull between the Trump administration and CNN reporter Jim Acosta has come to an end, at least for the moment. A federal judge on Friday morning ruled that the White House must return Acosta’s press credential. “I will order defendants immediately restore Mr. Acosta’s hard pass,” said Judge Timothy J. Kelly, bringing to a quick end to court proceedings resulting from a lawsuit filed Tuesday by CNN. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote following the ruling that the White House will “temporarily” reinstate Acosta’s credential, and that the administration will “further develop rules and procedures to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future.”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.