National Newswatch

Barr says calls for coronavirus lockdown are the ‘greatest intrusion on civil liberties’ other than slavery in US history

Sep 17 2020 — — Attorney General William Barr suggested on Wednesday that the calls for a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus were the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties” in history “other than slavery.” The comments came minutes after he slammed the hundreds of Justice Department prosecutors working beneath him, equating them to preschoolers, in a […]

TikTok sues Trump administration over looming US ban

Aug 24 2020 — — TikTok sued the Trump administration Monday in response to what it said is a “heavily politicized” executive order that seeks to ban the short-form video app from the United States. The suit marks a major escalation in the fight between President Donald Trump and the wildly popular TikTok, which has 100 million users in the […]

New York AG seeks to depose Eric Trump in investigation of Trump’s finances

Aug 24 2020 — — he New York state attorney general is asking for a court to compel Eric Trump to be deposed in an investigation of the Trump Organization. In court filings Monday, Letitia James’ office outlined the investigation into whether the Trump Organization “improperly inflated the value of Mr. Trump’s assets on financial statements in order to secure […]

Oh, great: NASA says an asteroid is headed our way right before Election Day

Aug 23 2020 — — Well, 2020 keeps getting better all the time. Amid a pandemic, civil unrest and a divisive US election season, we now have an asteroid zooming toward us. On the day before the presidential vote, no less. Yep. The celestial object known as 2018VP1 is projected to come close to Earth on November 2, according to […]

Trump’s sister bitterly criticizes him in conversations secretly recorded by her niece Mary Trump

Aug 23 2020 — — Maryanne Trump Barry bitterly criticized her brother, President Donald Trump, saying, “Donald’s out for Donald,” and appeared to confirm her niece Mary Trump’s previous allegations that he had a friend take his SATs to get into college, according to audio excerpts obtained by CNN. The Washington Post first obtained the previously unreleased transcripts and audio […]

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny hospitalized after suspected poisoning: spokeswoman

Aug 20 2020 — — Russian opposition leader and outspoken Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was unconscious and on a ventilator in a Siberian hospital Thursday after falling ill from suspected poisoning, his spokesperson said. Navalny, 44, started feeling unwell while on a return flight to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh, said on Twitter. The […]

After TikTok and WeChat, Alibaba could be the next target in Trump’s tech war

Aug 16 2020 — — The United States has taken aim at some of China’s biggest tech champions, from Huawei and ByteDance’s TikTok to Tencent’s WeChat. Alibaba, one of the world’s largest retail and internet conglomerates, could be next. The actions against Chinese companies have marked a dramatic escalation of the Trump administration’s push back against Beijing’s rising tech prowess, […]

President Donald Trump’s brother Robert hospitalized in New York, White House says

Aug 14 2020 — — Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, is hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed Friday. Trump is expected to visit his brother Friday in New York, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. “Can confirm the report that the President’s brother is hospitalized,” deputy press secretary Judd Deere told CNN. […]

Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks

Aug 14 2020 — — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots for Florida’s primary election on Tuesday, according to Palm Beach County records, despite the President’s frequent attacks on voting by mail. The records from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website show the ballots were mailed Wednesday to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, which he […]

Trump criticizes Birx for the first time after she issues coronavirus warnings

Aug 3 2020 — — (CNN)President Donald Trump criticized Dr. Deborah Birx in a Monday tweet after she warned the pandemic is “extraordinarily widespread” in the US. While Trump and other top White House officials have publicly attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the tweet marked the first time Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, publicly drew Trump’s […]

NY prosecutors say Trump investigation extends beyond hush money payments

Aug 3 2020 — — Manhattan prosecutors on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss President Donald Trump’s lawsuit challenging a subpoena for his financial records, arguing that the claims have already been rejected by other courts, while emphasizing that their investigation extends beyond hush-money payments. Last week, lawyers for Trump filed an amended complaint seeking to block the state […]