DOJ Settles First Amendment Suit Over White House Press Access

Trump Sued For Retaliating Against Media Cos.

President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by exacting retribution on critics in the media, the writers organization PEN America alleges in a new lawsuit. Trump has “intentionally hung a sword of Damocles over the heads of countless writers, journalists and media entities,” PEN America alleges in a complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. “His actions seek to accomplish indirectly what the president cannot do directly: impede professional and investigative journalism, and silence criticism.”