Tag: obama

14 Mar 2017 – Trump wiretap claims: White House softens stance on unproven tweets

Unsubstantiated claims by US President Donald Trump that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama were not meant literally, the White House press secretary says. Sean Spicer said Mr Trump had broadly meant “surveillance and other activities” when he made the allegation in a tweet earlier this month. He also suggested the president was not accusing

Continue Reading…

Tag: obama

06 Mar 2017 – White House spokeswoman: Trump doesn’t believe Comey that Obama didn’t wiretap

President Donald Trump does not accept an assertion from FBI Director James Comey that former President Barack Obama did not order an illegal wiretap of Trump Tower during last year’s presidential campaign, a White House spokeswoman said Monday. Trump leveled the explosive accusation on Twitter over the weekend, delivering it without any evidence. Through a

Continue Reading…

Tag: obama

04 Mar 2017 – Trump tweets Trump Tower tirade at 3am claiming Barack Obama ordered ‘wire tap’, but provides no evidence

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A

Continue Reading…

Tag: obama

27 Feb 2017 – ‘I think he is behind it’: Trump suggests Obama is organizing protests against him

When asked if Obama was responsible for organizing some of the protests – including the widely-publicized demonstrations at GOP town hall meetings of late – Trump had this response:  / “No, I think he is behind it, I also think it’s politics, that’s the way it is,” Trump said in a preview of an interview

Continue Reading…

Tag: obama

22 Feb 2017 – Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms

President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.  Obama had instructed public schools last May to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold funding

Continue Reading…

Tag: obama

20 Feb 2017 – Trump’s first month of travel expenses cost taxpayers just less than what Obama spent in a year

On Monday, President Trump will return to Washington, D.C. from his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where he’s spent the last three weekends. The Washington Post reports that those three trips “probably cost the federal treasury about $10 million, based on figures used in an October government report analyzing White House travel, including money for

Continue Reading…

Tag: obama

31 Jan 2017 – Betsy DeVos appears to have plagiarized quotes for her Senate questionnaire

After DeVos’ confirmation hearing was limited to one round of questions by Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Democrats submitted hundreds of questions to the nominee. / In response to a question from Sen. Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the committee, on bullying of LGBT students,

Continue Reading…