Trump’s staff reportedly discussed asking Twitter to put a delay on his tweets

White House staffers once discussed asking Twitter to put a 15-minute delay on President Donald Trumps tweets, the New York Times reports. In an article outlining the commander in chiefs affinity for the social media site, a source claimed that the proposal was made early on in Trumps presidency. The staffers hoped the delay would give them time to vet the presidents tweets before they reached the masses. In order to implement such a plan, the staffers would have to contact Twitter and convince the company to cooperate. The proposal was quickly scrapped after Trumps team recognized the major potential for political fallout if the delay was picked up by the press or, even worse, the president himself. But discussions …

Pelosi hits back over letter and warns Trump: ‘You will be held accountable’

House speaker says Democrats will push ahead with inquiry and efforts to stall investigation will be regarded as further evidence of obstruction The leader of congressional opposition to warning the US president: You are not above the law. Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives, said Democrats intend to move full speed ahead with their investigation despite the White House declaring it illegitimate, pushing the US towards a constitutional crisis. White House counsel signalling a new strategy to counter the impeachment threat by openly defying Congresss right to investigate the president for high crimes and misdemeanours. The House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, said: President Trump is right to call out this rushed process because Democrats refuse to protect …

Trump retweets a parody account about sharks

President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a Twitter bot that changes his tweets to include the word shark amid a frenzy of retweets about a segment on Fox News. The president seemed to be quite interested in an argument that conservative radio host Mark Levin had with Ed Henry of Fox News. Its about the phone call Trump had with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that is at the heart of calls for impeachment. Within the nearly 20 retweets about the segment, Trump retweeted a bot called Trump But About Sharks, which places the word shark into tweets from the president. The bot had reworked an earlier tweet that Trump had retweeted, replacing fake news with Pro Shark Media. RT @BulldawgDerek: …

Trump in North Korea: history as farce first time round | Michael H Fuchs

The president stepped over the DMZ to meet his favourite dictator. He came back with a mere promise of new talks Donald Trump had to publicly thinks Kim is his friend and a great leader. He even claims he defending Kims human rights abuses. He even wished the American people would treat him more like the North Korean people are forced, at gunpoint, to treat Kim. Trump has given away US leverage for nothing. His rush into a first summit was ill advised but tested a theory of top-down engagement. A second summit squandered an opportunity because Trump again rushed in without having a deal squared away in advance. This third meeting has proven just how easily Kim can extract …

US must spend $4.5bn to prevent more child migrant deaths at border, warns CBP

CBPs acting commissioner blames rising number of deaths of child migrants in US detention on a lack of federal funding More children may die in the detention of the US government unless Congress passes a $4.6bn emergency fund for immigration services at the At least seven migrant children have died in US custody since late 2018, as a combination of policies spearheaded by Donald Trump as part of his much-vaunted Outcry erupted this week after a migrant teen was found to be nursing her premature baby in a Texas border patrol facility without proper neonatal care. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas criticized Trump for showing disregard for families with children, saying no human being should be held …

Muellers inaction over Trump has let the US down. Why is he holding back? | Simon Tisdall

His reluctance to indict the president has only deepened the mystery he was hired to solve, says foreign affairs commentator Simon Tisdall Robert Mueller has a reputation as a straight-shooting, play-it-by-the-book sort of guy. That changed this week. The special counsels stated justifications for not accusing Donald Trump of obstruction of justice appear convoluted and legally dubious. Mueller was a man hired to solve a mystery. His odd decision to take refuge in questionable precedents, and thereby effectively duck the issue, has only compounded it. His two-year investigation was admirable in many ways. Unlike similar exercises in the past, such as Kenneth Starrs 1990s inquiry into Bill Clinton, he kept his counsel, did not leak to the media, and completed …