White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

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The White House has suspended the credentials of CNN's chief White House correspondent hours after a testy exchange with President Donald Trump.

Jim Acosta was asking a question at a news conference on Wednesday when a White House worker tried to grab the microphone from his hands.

Press secretary Sarah Huckerbee Sanders said access was removed because he ahd put "his hands on a young woman".

President Trump had been giving his response to the mid-term elections, which saw his Republican party lose control of the lower house of Congress but gain seats in the upper house.

When Mr Acosta tried to ask a question about the Russia investigation into alleged interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, Mr Trump told him repeatedly "that's enough" and "put down the mic".

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