opinion USA TODAY Published 4:04 PM EST Jan 14, 2019 The New York Times reported Friday that after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the bureau began to investigate whether Trump was "knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence." This isn't newsworthy By Arthur I. Cyr The report in The New York Times and elsewhere of the FBI's focus on Russian influence on President Donald Trump has news media center stage, but is the item really so newsworthy? Yes, but not for the reasons usually given. According to the reports, after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, some in the agency began investigating whether the president was “working on behalf of Russia.” Trying to do business in Russia, while a candidate for president of the United States, is stupid but not illegal. Then, after intelligence arose that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, special counsel Robert Mueller … [Read more...] about FBI investigation of Donald Trump is playing politics: Talker
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Google has rejected Donald Trump's latest allegation of bias, after the president claimed the tech giant promoted Barack Obama's State of the Union addresses but not his own. Mr Trump, who has 54 million followers on Twitter, tweeted a video with the message "#StoptheBias".The clip, which purportedly contains screenshots of the search engine's homepage, shows the page displaying live links to watch Mr Obama's speeches each year from 2012 to 2016, but not a link to Mr Trump's from 2017 onwards.But Google dismissed the allegation, saying it did promote Mr Trump's first and only State of the Union address in 2018. The tech giant clarified that it never featured a new president's first address to Congress, which Mr Trump would have made in 2017.A Google spokesman said: "On January 30 2018, we highlighted the livestream of President Trump's State of the Union on the google.com homepage."We have historically not promoted the first address to Congress by a new president, which is technically … [Read more...] about Google hits back at Donald Trump’s latest bias claim
"FAKE news" was named Collins Dictionary's official Word of the Year for 2017 - and there's a good reason why. The term has become popularised by US President Donald Trump and its usage is said to have risen by 365 per cent since 2016. Who did Donald Trump name in his 'Fake News Awards'? Donald Trump had touted his "Fake News Awards" before the list was published on the Republican Party website. Unfortunately the website crashed within seconds of the president tweeting a link to the results. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was awarded the number one spot for a tweet saying "on the day of President Trump's historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover". It also included ABC veteran reporter Brian Ross and networks and publications Newsweek, TIME and the Washington Post. On August 28, 2018, he attacked Google by accusing the search engine giant of prioritising "fake news" in its search results - a claim the company denies. He took to Twitter to claim the results … [Read more...] about What is ‘fake news’, what is Theresa May’s new security unit and what were Donald Trump’s Fake News Awards?
John Fritze and David Jackson and Gregory Korte USA TODAY Published 11:18 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump suffered back-to-back legal blows Tuesday, a whiplash series of court dramas that threatened to consume his agenda and overshadow his efforts to help the Republican Party in the November midterm elections. As the president flew to West Virginia for a rally, a federal jury in Virginia found his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, guilty of bank and tax fraud. At almost the same time, longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen acknowledged violating campaign finance laws, and said that he did so at Trump’s direction. With two former aides to the president facing jail time, observers said the outcome of the separate, high-profile prosecutions on Tuesday could represent a turning point in Trump’s presidency in which the months-long investigations into his former dealings begin to leave a mark. "The walls appear to be closing … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump put on defense as Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen fall in court
NORTH Korea has not stopped its nuclear activities despite Donald Trump's historic meeting with Kim Jong-un in June, the UN says. According to the organisation's nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, there has been no indication the rogue regime has halted development. The IAEA, referring to North Korea by its official name, said: "The continuation and further development of the DPRK’s nuclear program and related statements by the DPRK are a cause for grave concern." More to follow For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. Thesun.co.uk is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesun and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSun. … [Read more...] about North Korea has NOT stopped its nuclear activities despite Kim Jong-un’s promises to Donald Trump, UN inspectors reveal