CNN’s Jim Acosta challenges White House over death of Jamal Khashoggi in return after press pass row

CNN’s Jim Acosta challenged the Trump administration over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his first official White House briefing since his press pass was restored following a short-lived suspension. Acosta pressed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders yesterday over President Trump’s apparent rejection of the CIA’s claim, reported in the US media, that … Continue reading “CNN’s Jim Acosta challenges White House over death of Jamal Khashoggi in return after press pass row”

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Washington Post slams Trump’s ‘failure of leadership’ over Jamal Khashoggi murder following ‘business as usual’ statement

The Washington Post has denounced Donald Trump’s decision not to punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of its columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump said in a statement yesterday that the killing of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, last month was a “horrible crime” that the US “does not condone”. But he reiterated that Saudi … Continue reading “Washington Post slams Trump’s ‘failure of leadership’ over Jamal Khashoggi murder following ‘business as usual’ statement”

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CNN drops lawsuit against Donald Trump after White House restores journalist Jim Acosta’s press pass in full

CNN has dropped its lawsuit against President Donald Trump after the White House agreed to “fully” restore journalist Jim Acosta’s press pass. The US news network said in a tweet yesterday that it was “no longer necessary” for it to pursue the legal claim. CNN had argued the decision to remove its correspondent’s pass had … Continue reading “CNN drops lawsuit against Donald Trump after White House restores journalist Jim Acosta’s press pass in full”

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Judges orders return of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press pass after network files lawsuit against Trump

A judge has granted US news network CNN and its White House correspondent Jim Acosta a temporary restraining order that will see his White House press pass returned. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly approved the temporary return of Acosta’s credentials after CNN filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides on Tuesday. … Continue reading “Judges orders return of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press pass after network files lawsuit against Trump”

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Fox News backs CNN lawsuit against President Trump warning White House press passes ‘should never be weaponised’

Fox News has backed CNN’s lawsuit against President Trump, arguing that press passes for the White House should never be “weaponised”. The statement by Fox News president Jay Wallace also said that the US network intended to hand an “amicus brief” to the US District Court. An amicus brief is a legal document handed to a … Continue reading “Fox News backs CNN lawsuit against President Trump warning White House press passes ‘should never be weaponised'”

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CNN sues Donald Trump over White House decision to revoke correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass

US news network CNN is suing President Donald Trump after White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass was revoked following claims he put his hands on an intern during a testing press conference last week. In a statement issued this morning on Twitter, CNN said the White House had ‘violated’ its and Acosta’s rights under the First Amendment, … Continue reading “CNN sues Donald Trump over White House decision to revoke correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass”

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Trump denies claims that video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s alleged clash with White House staffer was doctored

US President Donald Trump has denied suggestions that a video released by the White House claiming to show physical contact between a staffer and a CNN reporter during a press conference was altered. White House correspondent Jim Acosta and CNN rejected as a lie a claim that he placed his hands on an intern as … Continue reading “Trump denies claims that video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s alleged clash with White House staffer was doctored”

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CNN rejects claims White House correspondent Jim Acosta put his hands on intern as a ‘lie’ and gives him ‘full support’

CNN has rejected as a lie a claim that its chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, placed his hands on an intern as she tried to take a microphone away from him during a testing exchange with President Donald Trump. Acosta has had his White House pass suspended – and the card taken off him … Continue reading “CNN rejects claims White House correspondent Jim Acosta put his hands on intern as a ‘lie’ and gives him ‘full support'”

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News diary 5-11 November: US votes in mid-term elections and UK Chancellor releases GDP figures

Foresight News provides a look-ahead to the key events that need to be in your news diary for next week…  On Monday, MPs on the Treasury committee grill Philip Hammond on last week’s Budget. The Chancellor’s final fiscal statement before Brexit was well received by his own party and those in the Government-backing DUP, though … Continue reading “News diary 5-11 November: US votes in mid-term elections and UK Chancellor releases GDP figures”

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Trump’s Proposed Rollback of Obama-Era Emissions Standards Is Riddled With Critical Errors

Back in August, the Trump administration officially proposed scaling back Obama-Era emissions standards that would require automakers to achieve an average fuel economy of 46.8 miles per gallon by 2026. Instead, Trump wants automakers to hit just 37 mp…