The plaintiffs include CNN and reporter Jim Acosta. There are six defendants in the case: Trump, chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders, deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, Secret Service director Randolph Alles, and the Secret Service officer who took Acosta's hard pass away last Wednesday.
On Wednesday, CNN saw numerous news outlets show their support -- from the Associated Press to USA Today. Most notably, Fox News, CNN's rival, joined the other outlets filing friend-of-the-court briefs to support CNN and Jim Acosta's lawsuit against President Trump and several top aides. There are over 15 news outlets supporting CNN and Jim Acosta, many being major news organizations.
Jay Wallace, the president of Fox News, issued a statement that said "Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized."
Though Fox has been rivals with CNN for decades, Wallace says that this lawsuit isn't about politics, but free press.
"Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter's press credential," Wallace said. "We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court."
Wallace added, "While we don't condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people."
While Fox News supports CNN's lawsuit, there are many reporters working for the outlet that have been vocal about Jim Acosta and Trump. Fox's Sean Hannity has unloaded on Acosta since the incident, calling the CNN correspondent a “far-left, grandstanding, sycophant left-winger” on Tuesday night. Hannity also said that Acosta was a “disservice to real journalists in the press corps.”