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» Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, 12:51 PM - by Billy Jingo
Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks




Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.

The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law.

Mr Cohen denies the allegation.

The meeting at the White House was last June. Shortly after the Ukrainian president returned home, his country's anti-corruption agency... [Read More]
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» Trump can't block Twitter followers, federal judge says

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, 12:26 PM - by Billy Jingo
Trump can't block Twitter followers, federal judge says

President Donald Trump cannot block users on his Twitter feed, a federal judge in New York City ruled Wednesday.

Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said in her ruling that Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by preventing certain Americans from viewing his tweets.

The social media platform, Buchwald said, is a "designated public forum" from which Trump cannot exclude individual plaintiffs.


The judge's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed last July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, as well as seven other plaintiffs who said they had been blocked on Twitter by Trump.

The plaintiffs included a journalist who had tweeted at Trump that... [Read More]
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» New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, 11:56 AM - by Gingersnap
New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem

11:24 AM MT
Kevin Seifert Dan Graziano

ATLANTA -- NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.

The policy subjects teams to a fine if a player or any other team personnel do not show respect for the anthem. That includes any attempt to sit or kneel, as dozens of players have done during the past two seasons. Those teams will also have the option to fine any team personnel, including players, for the infraction.

"We want people to be respectful of the national anthem," commissioner Roger
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