READ THE NEW RULES: White House spells out reporter guidelines

As the White House on Monday backed off in a legal dispute with CNN over the press credentials of White House correspondent Jim Acosta, the White House announced new rules of behavior for reporters, which could result in the suspension of a reporter's press pass for asking more than one question of the President or top administration officials.

"We have created these rules with a degree of regret," said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who directly blamed Acosta for the change, after the CNN reporter locked horns with President Trump in a post-election news conference earlier this month, refusing to give up the microphone while trying to get answers from the President about immigration policy.

Here are the new rules as set out by the White House, which were contained in an email sent on Monday afternoon through the White House Pool:

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