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Twitter Gave Special Counsel Data on Trump's Account

Company was fined $350K for delay in complying with warrant, court records state

(Newser) - Special counsel Jack Smith's team obtained a search warrant in January for records related to former President Donald Trump's Twitter account, and Twitter complied after some initial resistance, according to court documents released Wednesday. The details were included in a decision from the federal appeals court in Washington...

Trump Re-Ups Fight Against the 'Cat's Paws' of Twitter

Former president files lawsuit in appeals court regarding his ban on social media platform

(Newser) - Elon Musk has previously said he would lift former President Trump's Twitter ban, and now it looks as if it might be just a matter of time before that happens. Trump doesn't seem to want to wait for the social media platform's answer on that, however: On...

Trump Says McConnell Has 'Death Wish,' Insults His Wife

Former president uses racial slur against Elaine Chao in social media post

(Newser) - The longtime Donald Trump-Mitch McConnell feud reached new levels on Friday after a social media post by the former president. Per CNN , a stopgap funding bill to prevent a government shutdown, with funds also allocated for aid to Ukraine and disaster relief, passed the Senate and House on Thursday and...

Twitter Puts the Kibosh on National Archives' Plan for Trump Tweets

Twitter doesn't want them on the platform ever again

(Newser) - The tweets that got former President Trump booted from Twitter may be gone from the social media platform forever, despite the National Archives' desires. Twitter on Wednesday told Politico it will not allow the National Archives and Records Administration to bring the tweets that Trump posted while president from his...

Twitter CEO: Trump Ban Represents a 'Failure'

But Jack Dorsey says it was still the right move

(Newser) - Jack Dorsey mused in a long Twitter thread Wednesday over one question: Was the social media network's banning of President Trump the right move? Ultimately, the Twitter CEO says that it was, because "offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real," and there were...

Merkel Has Beef With Trump's Twitter Ban

Says freedom of opinion is a fundamental right

(Newser) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers President Trump's eviction from Twitter by the company "problematic," her spokesman said Monday. Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the microblogging platform on Friday, citing a "risk of further incitement of violence" in the wake of the storming of the US Capitol...

Trump Sneaks in 4 More Tweets, Hints of 'Own Platform'

Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell also get banned from Twitter

(Newser) - Twitter permanently suspended President Trump's personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, on Friday, but the commander in chief quickly found a temporary workaround. CNBC reports that Trump managed to sneak in four more tweets from the government-owned @POTUS account on Friday evening, although those tweets were also removed from the platform almost...

Biden, Trump Respond to Vaccine News

President wants the record to show it came under his watch

(Newser) - Both President Trump and Joe Biden were happy to hear good news about a second possible coronavirus vaccine Monday morning:
  • Trump: "Another Vaccine just announced," he tweeted . "This time by Moderna, 95% effective. For those great 'historians', please remember that these great discoveries, which will end

After Supreme Court Order on Pa. Ballots, a Trump Tirade

Justice Alito says ballots received after Election Day must be segregated, but count continues

(Newser) - As Joe Biden closes in on a win , Pennsylvania remains a key state that could put him over the top. And per a ruling from Pennsylvania's Supreme Court, ballots postmarked by Tuesday but received by 5pm Friday are allowed in the count. But on Friday, in response to a...

The Media Takes a Close Look at Pics of Trump

The president is also hitting Twitter hard in a get-out-the-vote effort

(Newser) - President Trump may have COVID-19, but it seems he can still tweet—and you can guess what's on his mind. "VOTE!" he writes in several tweets urging his supporters to fill out ballots in November, the Washington Post reports. Among his reasons: "STOCK MARKET HIGHS,"...

Fauci: 'Let There Not Be Any Confusion' on COVID Death Toll

NIAID director says yes, more than 180K have died, not just 9K, as claimed in tweet Trump shared

(Newser) - There have been nearly 185,000 deaths in the US from COVID-19, and Dr. Anthony Fauci is backing up that number after a misleading post retweeted by President Trump minimized the toll. Per the Hill , Trump on Sunday shared a since-deleted tweet from a QAnon fan named "Mel Q"...

'Pathetic!': Trump Blasts COVID Adviser Birx

President accuses her of caving to pressure, issuing gloomy coronavirus outlook

(Newser) - President Trump isn't shy about expressing displeasure with Dr. Anthony Fauci, and on Monday he slammed fellow COVID adviser Dr. Deborah Birx for the first time, reports Axios . Trump's criticism came after Birx issued a dire coronavirus outlook for the US, saying the disease was in a "...

Trump Unloads on Twitter About Portland and Housing

The president says 'there would be no Portland' if not for federal officers

(Newser) - President Trump went "on a very aggressive Twitter streak this afternoon" and offered his take on federal agents in Portland—who may or may not be leaving the violence-wracked city, the Guardian reports. With Oregon Gov. Kate Brown saying she's reached a deal with the White House to...

Trump Says He Loves Twitter 'Too Much,' Has Online Regrets

President also tells Barstool Sports people should 'run for office' instead of kneeling during anthem

(Newser) - If you cringe when reading some of President Trump's tweets and retweets, President Trump is right there with you. That's per an interview that Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy nabbed outside the Oval Office on Thursday, as the White House was celebrating opening day for Major League Baseball,...

Trump Tweets Pic of Himself in 'Patriotic' Mask

President does a U-turn on facial coverings amid coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - President Trump has officially done a 180 on masks. "We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance," Trump tweeted Monday alongside a photo of himself...

Trump Doubles Down on Base Renaming With New Threat

'I will Veto' $740B annual defense bill if Elizabeth Warren-proposed amendment is included

(Newser) - An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act regarding the renaming of US military bases paying tribute to Confederate leaders has already been approved in a voice vote by the Senate's Armed Services Committee. But President Trump has just made clear he doesn't intend to let it get...

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Trump Tweet Set Off Mad Scramble Among Aides

Retweet of 'white power' video caused a ruckus, but he had left for golf course

(Newser) - President Trump set off a firestorm Sunday morning when he retweeted a video (watch it here , but note language) of a Trump supporter shouting "white power" to counterprotesters in a Florida retirement community. The tweet came down about three hours later, and the White House said Trump hadn't...

Trump Wades Into Race Debate With Tweeted Videos

They show assaults by black men on white victims, and he asks, 'Where are the protesters?'

(Newser) - President Trump retweeted a pair of videos Tuesday showing assaults by African American men on white victims. "Looks what's going on here," he wrote on one, which shows an assault on an employee inside a Macy's store in Flint, Mich., per Yahoo News . "Where are...

Trump Not Happy About New 'Autonomous Zone' in Seattle

Protesters have taken over Capitol Hill area; president wants officials to 'take back your city'

(Newser) - "THIS SPACE IS NOW PROPERTY OF THE SEATTLE PEOPLE." So read a banner draped Tuesday on the city's East Precinct police station, part of what the Seattle Times reports is a newly installed "protest society" called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ. Most notable about...

Trump Suggests 'Set Up' Involving Buffalo Protester

President implies, sans evidence, Martin Gugino is antifa actor who faked fall; Gugino is still in hospital

(Newser) - President Trump is pushing a conspiracy theory that claims the elderly Buffalo protester who remains in the hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by two police officers faked his fall. "Could be an ANTIFA provocateur," Trump wrote in a Tuesday tweet . Trump, offering no evidence, said 75-year-old Martin...

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