Trump campaign claims WikiLeaks not liable for releasing hacked emails

November 6, 2018

Campaign defends site in legal filing that departs from US policy, addressing questions central to Robert Muellers Russia inquiry The Trump campaign argued in a legal filing that WikiLeaks could not be held liable for publishing emails that were stolen by Russian hackers ahead of the 2016 US election because the website was simply serving as a passive publishing platform on behalf of a third party, in the same way…


Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals

October 25, 2018

After maintaining a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal the summer months, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee has called for an update to competition rules to reflect what it dubs” the digital world”, advising EU universities to look into the” possible monopoly” of big tech social media platforms. Top level EU…


The cost of Kavanaugh’s victory? The legitimacy of the US supreme court | Andrew Gawthorpe

October 11, 2018

Republicans might have won a majority in the highest court but it has lost legitimacy, says the academic Andrew Gawthorpe The saga of judge Brett Kavanaughs a seat for Neil Gorsuch by refusing to confirm Barack Obamas pick for a vacant seat on the court in 2016. Play Video 3:24 invoked protect Trump or his associates from law enforcement. The court may soon face cases on fraught constitutional matters such…


Revealed: Russias secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

October 10, 2018

Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the UK, the Guardian has learned. A tentative plan was devised that would have seen the WikiLeaks founder smuggled out of Ecuadors London embassy in a diplomatic vehicle and transported to another…


Jeremy Hunt calls for fresh EU sanctions against Russia

September 9, 2018

UK foreign secretary will advise US president to tighten rules on online election advertising Jeremy Hunt has urged the EU to stand shoulder to shoulder with flight MH1 7 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. After the Salisbury attempts, the EU recollected its envoy to Moscow and issued a common declaration that it was ” highly likely” Russia was responsible. one-to-one summit with Putin in…


This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland

September 9, 2018

Punishing critics like John Brennan is part of the US presidents ongoing abuse of power and normalisation of autocracy, says the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland More than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s modus operandi- and the threat it represents- is clear. His working method is that of the mafia boss and gangland chieftain, daily wielding his strength to reconcile ratings, teach lessons and crush dissent. Anyone who’s seen…


‘Truth isn’t truth’: Giuliani trumps ‘alternative facts’ with new Orwellian outburst

September 6, 2018

Presidents lawyer deters up attack on Mueller investigation, producing NBC host Chuck Todd to say: This is going to become a bad meme When the definitive record of Donald Trump’s presidency comes to be written, many years hence, 11.02 am working on Sunday 19 August 2018 will surely be granted a special mention. It was the moment when the phrase was coined that might be said to sum up the…


Trump hits back after Omarosa releases secret recording of president

August 29, 2018

She was vicious, but not smart, Trump tweets about former aide after videotape appears to show chairperson expressing surprise at her firing tweeted on Monday, had recognized that his response to her pretensions were” not presidential “.~ ATAGEND ” She prayed me for a occupation, rips in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely learn her…


How Trumps wildlife board is rebranding trophy hunting as good for animals

August 12, 2018

As hunters hold immense clout in the Trump administration and most of security council resolutions members are advocates of the athletic, critics worry they will protect their hobby , not the animals Donald Trump has called big-game accolade hunting a” horror show”, despite his “sons “‘ participation in elephant and leopard hunts, and in 2017 he formed an advisory council to steer US policy on the issue. But rather than…


Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders ejected from Virginia restaurant

July 21, 2018

In week of controversy over household separation policy, staffer announces she was asked to leave because I work for POTU The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, claimed on Saturday that she was hurled out of a restaurant because she works for Donald Trump. Social media erupted, with some lavishing kudo on the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, for taking a moral stand. Others sympathetic to the chairman exhorted…


Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling

July 20, 2018

Over the course of Monday’s controversial Helsinki summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed an agenda that would ostensibly hear the U.S. and Russia working side by side as allies. The two countries build stranger bedfellows than ever as just days prior, Trump’s own Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for the infamous 2016 Democratic National Committee hack. Nonetheless, the Russian president revived are talking about a seam group…


California malls are sharing license plate tracking data with ICE

July 19, 2018

A chain of California shopping center is sharing its license plate reader data with a well-known U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE) contractor, imparting that bureau the ability to trail registration plate numbers it captures in near real-time. A report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation been demonstrated that real estate group Irvine Company shares that data with Vigilant Solutions, a private surveillance tech corporation that sells automated registration plate recognition(…


Demagogues and charlatans are stoking fear, says Joe Biden

July 9, 2018

Former US vice-president compares situation to 1930 s as migration convulses politics The former US vice-president Joe Biden has accused” demagogues and charlatans” of stirring up voters’ horrors just as they did in the 1930 s as the issue of migration threshes politics on both sides of the Atlantic. Biden, seen as a potential Democratic party candidate against Donald Trump in 2020, did not mention the US president by identify…


Hillary Clinton says Trump’s family separation policy ‘worse than her worst fears’

July 9, 2018

Clinton accused Trump of withdrawing on his hardline immigration policy only because even for him the optics were terrible Hillary Clinton has spoken up to slam Donald Trump’s ” zero-tolerance ” immigration policy of separating households when they cross the US border illegally as” truly, unimaginably brutal “. She also hinted that perhaps his official visit to Britain next month should not plow ahead” until “their childrens” are reunited” with…


Goodbye to the worst EPA administrator of all time | Richard Wolffe

July 7, 2018

The notorious climate denier finally vacated amid scandal. Dont trust Trump to supersede him with someone who actually were concerned about the environmental issues, writes the Guardian US columnist Richard Wolffe Scott Pruitt has been brutally misunderstood. Now that he has quit as executive of the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s time to set things straight. You verify, he wasn’t just protecting the environment. He was shielding our president’s soul. ”…


Donald Trumps enforcers have lost the right to civil courtesy | Gary Younge

July 5, 2018

Sarah Huckabee Sanders ejection from the Red Hen restaurant might ordinarily be dubious. But these are no ordinary periods, writes Guardian columnist Gary Younge Last Tuesday Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was challenged on television about a mocked the girl’s plight, mimicking the tone of a sad trombone.” asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, because of the policies of the administration she represents.” I…


Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

June 28, 2018

US Border Patrol allows reporters to inspects but does not allow pictures or interviews at maintaining facility housing offsprings as young as four Inside an old-fashioned warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of enclosures created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of sea, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as…


Why does Trump hate Jeff Bezos: is it about power or money?

June 27, 2018

The owner of Amazon and the Washington Post continues his counseling, spurring the president to ever-greater rage Nestled between the delegation of Myanmar and the biggest house in Washington DC is taking shape. A yellow-bellied digger is parked outside, construction workers throw sandbags over their backs, and thick-skulled black tubings stretch from high-pitched windows to the field like the leg of a giant octopus. Inside, a foreman in a baseball…


Trump: I’ll know whether Kim summit will be successful ‘in first minute’

June 22, 2018

President speaks to press at international elevation in Canada, “says hes” is likely to be guided in nuclear talks by merely my touching, my feel Donald Trump on Saturday said his peak with Kim Jong-un in Singapore would be a” one-time shooting “. Speaking to reporters at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada, the US president projected confidence over the prospects for a deal on denuclearization, stating:” I envision…


Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for dirty ops on Iran arms deal

May 24, 2018

Israeli agency told to find incriminating substance on Obama diplomats who negotiated enter into negotiations with Tehran Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to orchestrate a” grime ops” campaign against key individuals from the Obama administration who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the Observer can reveal. People in the Trump camp contacted private investigator in May last year to” get dirt” on…