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?
Disrespectful and divisive: Reaction to Donald Trump’s latest Brexit broadside BelfastTelegraph.co.uk US president Donald Trump has been accused of “disrespecting” the nation after his latest intervention on Brexit. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/disrespectful-and-divisive-reaction-to-donald-trumps-latest-brexit-broadside-37113267.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37113261.ece/e5cb7/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_72674c1d-0c7c-40eb-820a-62fb216a2131_1 Email US president Donald Trump has been accused of “disrespecting” the nation after his latest intervention on Brexit. Mr Trump, who is due to meet Theresa May at her Chequers residence on Friday, was heavily critical of the deal thrashed out by the Cabinet at the 16th century manor house, saying it called into question any future UK-US trade deal. He told The Sun: “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, … [Read more...] about Disrespectful and divisive: Reaction to Donald Trump’s latest Brexit broadside
President Donald Trump was unaware that his long-time lawyer was selling access to the White House after his election, a member of the president’s legal team has said. Rudy Giuliani – the latest addition to Mr Trump’s team managing his response to the Russia investigation – said he was “quite certain” the president did not know about the post-election activities of his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen. Mr Cohen earned millions of dollars selling his intimate knowledge of the Trump White House to companies both inside and outside the United States. One company has reportedly dismissed an employee over the revelations. Two have been in contact with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Read more Michael Cohen was paid $1.2 million for a single meeting But Mr Giuliani said that Mr Trump seemed surprised when he brought up a recent report that Mr Cohen had been paid by a firm tied to a Russian oligarch. "He knew nothing about … [Read more...] about Donald Trump had ‘no idea’ his personal attorney was selling White House access, Rudy Giuliani claims