opinion Norman Eisen Opinion contributor Published 7:14 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018 A day before the publication of my book about the 100-year battle for democracy on both sides of the Atlantic, President Donald Trump plumbed depths that bring him another step closer to the attitudes of some of the autocrats of the past century. He did it in a single tweet: "Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff......" What’s going on here is something even more sinister than the usual diet of lies. This time Trump openly stated that his attorney general and the Justice Department prosecutors and FBI investigators who work for him should make prosecution decisions based on political factors. The tactic is alien to the rule of law, whose independence … [Read more...] about Sessions tweet shows Trump is an entry-level dictator stealing tips from the greats
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Terry McAuliffe is certain that if he were to run for president in the 2020 cycle, he would come out victorious against President Trump. "I'd have to make a decision to run, but if I ran I'd beat him," the former Virginia governor told Major Garrett on the latest episode of "The Takeout" podcast. "You bet." He appeared less certain, however, that he would ultimately become the Democratic nominee. "Well, listen, we've got a lot of great candidates running. We're in a mess today," McAuliffe said. "I mean every single day it's a new drama. We need to get some dignity and respect back in the White House, the way it used to be." McAuliffe has not formally announced his intent to run, and steered clear of making that determination in his conversation with Garrett. But rumors have been swirling for months that McAuliffe will do just that, and he has said he is prepared to take his opponent down. He's even gone so far as to joke about punching President Trump. In a recent interview … [Read more...] about Terry McAuliffe: If I ran against Trump “I’d beat him”
Fake news, alternative facts, witch hunt, hoax. Rocket Man. The Mooch. Kellyanne Conway. Sean Spicer. And, of course, Melissa McCarthy. Twitter at dawn. Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Russian spies in the Oval Office. The gratuitous slandering of fellow Republicans and US intelligence agencies. Unseemly spats with war widows. The demonisation of immigrants, Muslims, the media - anyone, in fact, who disagrees with Donald Trump’s erratic worldview. The alienation of allies. The fawning over autocrats. Playground insults masquerading as foreign policy. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Subscribe Login Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want. Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile. Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week. Live blogs of … [Read more...] about McKeone on 12 months of Trump: A year of leading dangerously
Suffolk 5 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-43655135 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Work on a new £20m archives building will begin this spring after the project received lottery funding.The Heritage Lottery Fund is providing £10.3m for The Hold, to be built near Ipswich's waterfront.It will … [Read more...] about Work to begin on £20m archives building
TROLLS, bots, hackers, propagandists and provocateurs of Russian origin have lately descended on Western democracies. The tentacles of the disinformation apparatus, thought to be rooted in the Kremlin, have been found fiddling with elections everywhere from Ukraine and Bulgaria to France and America. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that they may also have touched the Brexit campaign held in June 2016 by trying to steer social-media conversations before the referendum, as a spate of new academic research suggests. The evidence unearthed so far establishes only a small-scale effort by sources in Russia to nudge Britain towards the European Union’s exit door. But new information is being dug out of online archives week by week. Theresa May, the prime minister, has accused Russia’s government of “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West.” MPs are pushing for an inquiry, which may yet reveal more meddling. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade … [Read more...] about Russian Twitter trolls meddled in the Brexit vote. Did they swing it?