The reported reason for now former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s resignation Friday was President Donald Trump’s naming of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, according to The New York Times. But it’s quite obvious that Spicer’s exit had been building over the past six months.
Russian hacker Pyotr Levashov, a reputed worldwide “spam kingpin,” was arrested April 7 by Spanish authorities in Barcelona on a cybercrimes warrant issued by the U.S. Department of Justice. He is suspected in the Kremlin’s hacking of Democratic email accounts during last year’s presidential election.
Arrested by the FBI at his home in Maryland, the Twitter troll is accused of tweeting a strobing image to Newsweek writer and Trump critic Kurt Eichenwald — intending to inflict a dangerous epileptic seizure on him.
The Trump transition team labeled an investigation by CNN that details up to 50 examples of plagiarism in Crowley’s 2012 book a “politically motivated attack that seeks to distract from the real issues facing this country.”
While much remains difficult to predict, the views of Trump and his advisers—combined with Republican majorities in both houses of Congress—indicate that Washington is poised to adopt a more negative approach toward the U.N. than it has in recent years.
A free press is one of several entities that gives voice to the voiceless. If a Trump administration restricts and limits it, the effects will reverberate far beyond the news organizations.
Worth the look: The maid hovered in the suite’s large living room, just inside the entrance. The 32-year-old Guinean, an employee of the Sofitel hotel, had been told by a room-service waiter that room 2806 was now free for cleaning, “Hello? Housekeeping,” the maid called out again. No reply. The door to the bedroom, to […]