Former FBI Agent Says Sarah Sanders Libeled CNN’s Jim Acosta With ‘Doctored’ InfoWars Video
Former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa claims that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders libeled CNN reporter Jim Acosta by tweeting sharing an altered video of Acosta and an intern during a presidential news conference.
The White House revoked Acosta’s access to the White House after he called out Trump’s lie about the migrant caravan during a press conference on Nov. 7.
Rangappa called out Sanders on Twitter after Sanders retweeted the doctored video — by InfoWars conspiracy theorist/editor Paul Joseph Watson — that was slowed down and zoomed in to make Acosta look aggressive with the intern:
.@PressSec you are seriously tweeting out an obviously doctored video – from InfoWars no less – to substantiate a false accusation of assault against a journalist???
The standard for libel against a public figure is acting with “actual malice,” and your tweet is Exhibit A. https://t.co/G6JKx3ZrpN
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) November 8, 2018
(Source: Asha Rangappa/Twitter, Photo Credit: C-SPAN)