Jim Acosta

CNN's Jim Acosta to write book about Trump White House and the media

CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta and President Trump
CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta and President Trump. Photos: Mandel Ngan and Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images

CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta is writing a book titled, "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America," about the Trump White House and its combative and deteriorating relationship with the news media.

Details: Acosta, who won a lawsuit against the White House in November after having his press credentials revoked, will write about his encounters with Trump and other administration officials, including Sarah Sanders and Stephen Miller. HarperCollins Publishers, which will release the book on June 11, said in a statement: "Acosta ... presents a damning vision of bureaucratic dysfunction, deception, and danger, offering a fly on the wall view of the White House communications during one of the most dramatic and contentious, but consequential, times in the country’s history."

White House restores Jim Acosta's hard pass

A split image with Jim Acosta on the right looking happy and Donald Trump on the right looking unhappy
Jim Acosta (left) and Donald Trump (right) Photo: Mandel Ngan, Jim Lo Scalzo/AFP, pool via Getty Images

The White House has sent a letter to CNN's Jim Acosta informing him that his hard pass has been restored, CNN reports.

Why it matters: The press office still claims they have a right to revoke Acosta's press credentials in the future if he violates new rules laid out in the letter. Press access to the White House is grounded very much in tradition rather than in plain-letter law. A future court fight could potentially result in a precedent that curtails freedom to cover the most powerful official in the world from the literal front row.