Bush v. Gore lawyer Ted Olson told CNN on Tuesday why he’s leading their lawsuit against the Trump administration for stripping CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials, saying that U.S. presidents must never be allowed to treat the free press in the same manner as a dictator would.
“If the White House has to have rules with respect to those press conference, it should adopt rules and let everybody know what those rules are,” said Olson, who had no patience for the White House’s shifting explanations for their decision.
“Why is Jim Acosta being picked out? Because the president has said again and again he does not like Acosta, he does not like Acosta’s reporting,” he added. “We can’t have a president acting like dictators do all over the world to silence reporters that they don’t like.”
Olson said that the president was intent on shutting down Acosta and any other reporters “who say things or dig too deeply or expose the president.”
“He cannot do that under the First Amendment,” Olson concluded.
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Trump’s ‘stupid’ call to Kemp ‘bordered on criminality’: Ex-Senate leader Harry Reid
On CNN Saturday, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) tore into President Donald Trump for his phone call demanding the governor of Georgia convene the legislature to overturn the election.
"Trump is out of touch with reality," said Reid. "The Republican secretary of state in Georgia has been very strong. Georgia is a state that is not going to allow this foolishness to continue. They had an election. They've proved it. They certified it. And I think that Trump is wasting his time. Georgia is not going to have its reputation ruined by some stupid damn thing that Trump is trying to do that is outside the realm of reality."
She’s ‘gone full MAGA’: Ivanka Trump scrambling to salvage her political aspirations
According to a report from CNN, there has been a noticeable change in the Twitter habits of Ivanka Trump since her father, Donald Trump, lost his re-election bid to former Vice President Joe Biden, with the first daughter now pushing back against critics when she usually fills her tweets with highly-flattering pictures of herself working for the White House.
Now that the Trump family is seeing their dream of a political dynasty slipping away with the loss, both Ivanka and her brother Don Jr. are asserting themselves in different ways to remain viable if they have any hope of running for office one day.
CNN host abruptly ends interview with Georgia’s GOP head for continuing to spout election fraud claims
CNN host Martin Savidge called an abrupt end to an interview with the head of the Georgia Republican Party on Saturday morning after his guest continued to question the results of the 2020 presidential election in his state.
Appearing on CNN on Saturday morning, Republican David Shafer was repeatedly fact-checked by the host as he maintained that there was widespread fraud in Georgia that led to President Donald Trump's loss to former Vice President Joe Biden.
"Mr. Shaffer, do you believe that there is widespread voter fraud in Georgia?" the host asked.
"There are unquestionably problems with the election," the Republican shot back. "We filed a lawsuit yesterday that shows that thousands of votes were cast by inmates in prison, by people who don't live in the state."