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Playboy magazine White house correspondent, filed a lawsuit against President Trump and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham Tuesday, in an effort to pick up his press card to restore.
Lawyers for Brian Karem argue that the White house against the journalists of the First and Fifth Amendment rights, and asked for his press credentials to immediately re-engaged.
“Today, we have a lawsuit against President Trump and the press, Stephanie Grisham were asking the federal district court in Washington, DC in order to immediately restore the press credentials of Playboy-White House correspondent Brian Karem, and to cease and desist the current infringement of his First and Fifth Amendment rights,” Karem’s lawyer, Theodore J. Boutrous, said in a statement.
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Boustrous added: “We are confident that the management of the current criminal and the law will not stand in the unprecedented action against a journalist, and we look forward to our day in court.”
Karem, the pay is also a CNN analyst had taken his credentials after a confrontation with the former White House aide Sebastian Gorka in the Rose Garden of the White house in July 11 after a summit of the conservative social media.
Gorka and Karem have in a screaming match was recorded on video, after Karem described the summit as “a group of people who are eager for demonic possession.”
After a bit of back and forth, Gorka shouted Karem, “You a punk, you’re no journalist, you’re a punk.” Karem then Gorka said, in order to “get a job.”
At one point, Karem suggested that you take out the conversation, though they were already in the Rose Garden.
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Grisham said in a letter that the suspension on Karem is the “insult to the invited guests, the” threat of a physical altercation and not leave when asked by a White house staff during the event.
Last fall, the White house suspended the credentials of CNN chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, who, after a controversial exchange with trump during a press conference. The White house claimed that Acosta had laid his hands on a female Intern, who tried to take the microphone from Acosta.
CNN sued and a Federal judge ordered Acosta credentials restored nine days later.
Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.