White House attacks CNN’s Acosta lawsuit

White House attacks CNN’s Acosta lawsuit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jim Acosta lost his White House access after a fiery exchange with President Trump The White House has filed a memo opposing CNN’s suit against the Trump administration, saying no journalist has a constitutional right to access. It states the president and his staff have „absolute discretion” over journalist access…

White House suspends CNN reporter’s access

White House suspends CNN reporter’s access

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A White House staff member tried to grab the microphone from Jim Acosta at a press conference on Wednesday The White House has suspended the credentials of a CNN journalist hours after a testy exchange with US President Donald Trump. Press secretary Sarah Sanders says a reporter’s access was removed…

White House rejects blame for shooting

White House rejects blame for shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSanders: „The President adores Jewish Americans as part of his own family”The White House has rejected suggestions that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric could be to blame for a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Monday it was „outrageous” to suggest that…

White House counsel Don McGahn is reportedly out after tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration

White House counsel Don McGahn is reportedly out after tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration

White House counsel Don McGahn left the Trump administration on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the situation said to Business Insider. McGahn was said to be on his way out of the White House, which was expected to happen after the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. McGahn reportedly had a 20-minute farewell…

The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into ‚online platform bias’ at Google and Facebook — read the leaked document here

The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into ‚online platform bias’ at Google and Facebook — read the leaked document here

The White House has drafted a text of a proposed executive order for President Donald Trump that would trigger an antitrust investigation into Google and Facebook, according to a copy of the document obtained by Business Insider. The existence of the draft was first reported by Bloomberg. The proposed text focuses on „bias” at the…

The House of Lords is preparing for a Brexit showdown over the customs union

The House of Lords is preparing for a Brexit showdown over the customs union

Labour peer Andrew Adonis. John Phillips/Getty LONDON — Labour peers in the House of Lords are preparing for another Brexit showdown after Parliament returns from summer holidays amid a feeling in Westminster that the biggest „pro-Remain” rebellions are yet to come. Labour whips in the Lords believe that the second reading of the Trade Bill…

White House lawyer co-operating with probe

White House lawyer co-operating with probe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Don McGahn had answered the questions „fulsomely and honestly”, his lawyer said The top lawyer in the White House is „co-operating extensively” with the Russia inquiry into election meddling, the New York Times reports. Donald McGahn has spent 30 hours sharing detailed accounts of episodes at the heart of the…

New Zealand bans house sales to foreigners

New Zealand bans house sales to foreigners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Zealand is facing a housing affordability crisis New Zealand’s parliament has banned many foreigners from buying existing homes in the country – a move aimed at making properties more affordable. The ban only applies to non-residents. Australians and Singaporeans are exempt because of free-trade deals. New Zealand is…

White House clash over Trump media attacks

White House clash over Trump media attacks

Ivanka Trump has said that she does not think the media are the „enemy of the people”. Her comments came hours before the UN’s special rapporteur on press freedom said her father, US president Donald Trump, increased the risk of journalists being attacked through his comments about the media. David Kaye and Edison Lanza of…