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From left: Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., Mylan Denerstein, Randy Mastro, Debra Wong Yang and Orin Snyder.

Even for a president who has made “fake news” a rallying cry, Donald Trump’s Nov. 7, 2018, press conference was a contentious affair. But the bile he directed at his questioners—calling CNN’s Jim Acosta a “terrible person” and attacking the media as “the enemy of the people”—was overshadowed when the White House revoked Acosta’s press pass the same day, falsely claiming he had “placed his hands” on an intern.

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David Bario

David Bario, based in New York, is a senior editor covering the business of law for ALM's global newsroom.

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