Bob Woodward, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate journalist whose recent book, "Fear," described chaotic infighting at the White House, on Tuesday criticized CNN for filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration and charged that too many media figures "have become emotionally unhinged."
CNN filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday demanding that the White House restore the press credential of star reporter Jim Acosta.
The administration suspended Acosta's "hard pass," which provided expedited access to the White House grounds, after he repeatedly refused to surrender his microphone after asking Trump a barrage of questions during a press conference last week.
The suit also claims that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders shared a "doctored" clip of the episode on Twitter.
"After Mr. Acosta asked the President two questions—each of which the President answered—he physically refused to surrender a White House microphone to an intern, so that other reporters might ask their questions," Sanders said in statement.