Former lawyer for CNN’s Jim Acosta in press battle with White House, Ted Boutrous, retained by Mary Trump

maxresdefault-1Mary Trump, the niece of President Trump who is writing a tell-all book about the Trump family, has retained the services of Ted Boutrous, a popular First Amendment attorney, to battle President Trump’s attack on his niece for her non-disclosure agreement.

Boutrous previously represented CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who found his White House press pass revoked for questioning the administration’s immigration policies in 2018. (They got his pass subsequently restored). He also represented Playboy reporter and CNN political analyst Brian Karem in his batle with the Trump administration after Karem got into a verbal altercation with Seb Gorka.

Boutrous said in a statement to the New York Times that the president and his family were trying “to suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance.” He added, “They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the public to know the truth. The courts will not tolerate this brazen violation of the First Amendment.”

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