Sunday, 19 November 2017

Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Preet Bharara, the tenacious prosecutor fired by Trump

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WASHINGTON: An Indian-born, New Jersey-raised Bruce Springsteen fan, former Manhattan federal attorney Preet Bharara ascended to rock-star status in the straitlaced world of law for his aggressive skewering of public corruption and Wall Street crime. And staying true to style, the outspoken holdover from the Obama era refused to go ...

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UN rights chief decries US immigration policies


UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations human rights chief has warned that US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could lead to collective expulsions of migrants that would amount to a breach of international law. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on March 8 that he was also ...

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Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump Monday signed a new temporary travel ban, this time targeting travelers from six Muslim majority countries and crafting his executive order in ways intended to survive challenges in the US courts. The new ban, which goes into effect from March 16, no longer restricts travel ...

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Former U.S. intelligence chief rejects Trump wiretap accusation


WASHINGTON: The former top U.S. intelligence official rejected President Donald Trump’s accusation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him even as the White House on Sunday urged Congress to investigate Trump’s allegation. FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department this weekend to reject Trump’s wiretapping claim because it was ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger fired, didn’t quit ‘Apprentice’: Trump

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump disputed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s announcement about quitting as host of the reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice,” saying on Saturday that Schwarzenegger was leaving involuntarily after drawing few viewers. Schwarzenegger had announced on Friday that he would not return for a second season of the NBC show. ...

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Obama denies Trump claim he wiretapped him during campaign


WASHINGTON: A spokesman for Barack Obama rejected claims from US President Donald Trump that the former president had wiretapped him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign. “Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply ...

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Trump’s attorney general recuses himself from Russia probe


Washington: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would recuse himself from any probe into the presidential election campaign as Donald Trump’s administration moved to cut short a snowballing controversy over its ties to Russia. Facing calls to resign over newly revealed meetings he held with Russia’s ambassador before the ...

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Trump blames Obama for protests, security leaks


WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has claimed that Obama is behind the security leaks and protests against Republicans. “I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it,” Trump said. “And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, you know, some of the leaks ...

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Trump attacks FBI on leakers of Russia reports: ‘FIND NOW’


U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the FBI on Friday for failing to stop leaks of national security information to the media and directed the agency to find those who pass on classified information. Trump’s comments come amid media reports saying the FBI refused a White House request to knock down ...

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