"From the looks of the letter, the W.H.is trying to establish a paper trail that will empower the administration to boot Acosta again at the end of the month", CNN's Brian Stelter wrote in his Reliable Sources newsletter.
After winning a temporary restraining order against the White House, forcing the administration to reinstate CNN's Jim Acosta's press credentials for two weeks, Acosta's victory may be short-lived. "CNN, they're one of the top three, so the idea that they're not able to get information that they need from the White House is laughable".
"These basic commonsense practices are necessary for orderly press conferences that are fair to all journalists in attendance", the letter said.
Perhaps hinting at what a code of conduct might contain, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, told Fox that a letter sent to CNN laid out "what we think were some of the missteps that their reporter made at the press conference on November 7".
After the President had had enough and tried to shut down Acosta's fierce line of questioning, a White House staffer attempted to take the microphone away from the CNN reporter, who refused to give it up.
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But the new letter from Shine and Sanders is an "attempt to provide retroactive due process", the lawyers said. "More fundamentally, though, it is further evidence of your clients' animus towards Mr. Acosta based on his work as CNN's chief White House correspondent".
Trump's White House was forced to restore Acosta's credentials last week after Judge Timothy J. Kelly ruled that Acosta's due process rights had been violated.
In an interview on Friday, following Judge Kelly's ruling, Trump told Fox News he would not tolerate reporters "acting up" in the future.
Wallace asked what rules the administration would put in place going forward as a result of the judge's decision.
"If they don't listen to the rules and regulations, we'll end up back in court and will win", Trump said, adding, "But more importantly, we'll just leave, and then you won't be very happy".
In response, CNN is asking the U.S. District Court for another emergency hearing.