By The Associated Press Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday: “Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of the investigation? Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling?” The president also took a swipe at his attorney general, misspelling his name. He said: “Why aren’t Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Session!” The president regularly uses Twitter to question why the Justice Department is not investigating his political opponents. Trump has previously criticized Obama for not doing more to prevent meddling. Article Continued Below During the 2016 campaign, President Barack Obama called out Russia for political interference when much less was … [Read more...] about Presenting no evidence, Donald Trump again calls for federal investigation into Barack Obama
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In a speech brimming with patriotism and the America First concept, President Donald Trump has reiterated the US commitment to strengthen its military, protect its borders and reset its trading relationships while calling for "merit-based" immigration system, notably to benefit Indian techies. "This is our new American moment," Trump declared in his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night in Washington as he took a victory lap for the economic achievements of the first year of his presidency and laid out an agenda for the rest of it. In his 80-minute speech in the House chamber of the Capitol, Trump renewed his campaign call "to make America great again for all Americans" by working "all of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family." Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Paul Ryan were at the event. The speech, mostly devoted to domestic issues, was punctuated with spectacles for television with Trump calling out at appropriate points in his speech to … [Read more...] about Trump pitches for ‘merit-based’ immigration, India techies to benefit?
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, US: As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack. From the privacy of Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about the investigation in a marathon series of tweets over the weekend. He said Sunday "they are laughing their asses off in Moscow'" at the lingering fallout from the Kremlin's election interference and that the Obama administration bears some blame for the meddling.Trump was last seen publicly Friday night when he visited the Florida community reeling from a school shooting that left 17 dead and gave rise to a student-led push for more gun control. White House aides advised the president against golfing so soon after the tragedy, so Trump spent much of the holiday weekend watching cable television news and grousing to club members … [Read more...] about Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns
Dozens of refugees detained by Australia are headed to the US as part of a resettlement deal with the US. President Donald Trump has been critical of the deal in the past. The refugee resettlements come as the full picture of immigration reform in the US remains in flux. Dozens of refugees detained by Australia and held in the Manus Island detention center have been sent for resettlement in the US. A group of around 40 refugees, predominantly single men, have left for New York, news outlet The Australian reported.Eighteen additional refugees are expected to fly to the US next month, according to aid groups. More than 1,500 asylum-seekers still remain on the islands, according to The Australian. Fifty-four refugees were resettled in the US last September after the US agreed to resettle up to 1,250 refugees from Australian-run camps. In exchange, Australia agreed to accept a small number of Central American … [Read more...] about Dozens of refugees held in camps near Australia are finally heading to the US, despite Trump’s objections
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted "Fake News Awards" late Wednesday, hours after a maverick senator from the president's own Republican party accused him of employing Stalinist language to "slur" and undermine the free press. Arizona lawmaker Jeff Flake levelled the broadside in an address from the Senate floor earlier in the day, delivering a one-two punch after veteran Republican John McCain penned an op-ed assailing Mr Trump's spoof awards.The brash Republican president announced his top-ten list -- which included his regular targets CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post -- using his preferred medium of Twitter, linking to a list published on the Republican Party's website that crashed minutes after his big reveal.Mr Flake slammed what he called the president's dangerous disregard for the truth, and his designation of the mainstream news media as an "enemy of the people"."Mr President, it is a testament to the condition of our democracy … [Read more...] about Trump unveils ‘Fake News Awards’