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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, arrives at the Capitol in Washington for closed-door questioning about a whistleblower complaint that triggered President Donald Trump's impeachment. Trump has fired Atkinson. Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday, April 3, 2020, of his decision to fire Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
White House letter doesn't explain why Trump fired watchdogsThe White House says President Donald Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general, but it offers no new details about why they were let go
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Trump Threatens to Shut Down Social Media Sites Over BiasPresident Trump escalated his new feud with Twitter on Wednesday morning by threatening to shut it and other social media sites down over what he sees as political bias. The threat comes after Twitter added a fact-check function to some of the president's tweets. "Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms...
Newser1 hour ago
Court Gives OK to Steve Bannon for Right-Wing 'Political Academy'Steve Bannon, President Trump's controversial former top adviser, has emerged victorious in his quest to set up a "right-wing Catholic political academy" in Italy, per Reuters . A ruling released Tuesday notes that the Dignitatis Humanae Institute will be able to set up shop in an 800-year-old monastery to the south...
Newser2 hours ago
President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks himPresident Donald Trump is threatening social media companies with new regulation or even closure after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Trump: 'Twitter Is Now Interfering' in ElectionPresident Trump is hitting back hard at Twitter after the social media company started flagging his tweets about mail-in voting. The tech giant "is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based...
Newser3 hours ago
Biden: Trump Is an 'Absolute Fool' on MasksPresident Trump and Joe Biden are going at each other over mask use. Biden wore one in his first public appearance since March , and on Monday night, Trump retweeted a tweet from a Fox News analyst appearing to mock Biden's mask-donning. On Tuesday, Biden gave his first in-person interview since...
Newser6 hours ago
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