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"Look Bibi, this is not joke. If I stay off of twitter for more than an hour, my hands shake."

The Knight First Amendment Institute sent a letter to President Donald Trump, demanding him to unblock dissenting Twitter users, as according to them, this violates the First Amendment.

President Trump’s Twitter account, the @realDonaldTrump has supposedly blocked quite a sum of users that had replied to the president’s tweets with rather mocking, disagreeing and criticizing comments, as indicated by a letter sent to the White House, by the free speech group.

“This Twitter account,” the institute wrote, “operates as a ‘designated public forum’ for First Amendment purposes, and accordingly the viewpoint-based blocking of our clients is unconstitutional.

“We ask that you unblock them and any others who have been blocked for similar reasons,” the letter requested.

The institute, a brand of the much larger Knight Foundation is said to be representing two Twitter users: Holly O’Reilly, @AynRandPaulRyan, and Joseph M. Papp, @joepabike, both of whom were blocked by the president’s Twitter account.

“This Twitter account,” the institute wrote, “operates as a ‘designated public forum’ for First Amendment purposes, and accordingly the viewpoint-based blocking of our clients is unconstitutional.”

“We ask that you unblock them and any others who have been blocked for similar reasons,” the letter requested.

The institute’s senior staff attorney, Alex Abdo argued that Twitter is very much similar to a town hall or a public forum. Katie Fallow, a senior fellow at the institute, backed the argument by highlighting a case called Davison v. Loudoun County.

In that particular case, the plaintiff, Brain Davison had argued that by deleting a post from a Facebook page maintained by a county supervisor in Loudoun County, Virginia, violated his First Amendment rights. The court had sided with Davison and ruled that the Loudon County cannot discriminate against or block people based on views.

Laurence Tribe, a Liberal Harvard Law School professor also claimed that Trump’s Twitter account is “a public forum subject to [First] Amendment anti-blocking principles.”

While, the First Amendment only protects the right to speak, not the right to be heard. When you block someone on Twitter, unlike Facebook, it doesn’t prevent anyone from posting anything, but rather means that the president won’t be able to read the posts.

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What side is he playing today?

Several reports suggest James Comey, the former FBI Director, will publicly testify before a Senate committee that President Trump put him under immense pressure to discontinue the FBI investigation into Trump’s former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s ties to Moscow.

As per CNN, Comey may appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee “as early as next week.” However, it is to be noted that no official date has yet been scheduled. The committee is currently investigating claims that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential elections in its favor.

“The bottom line is he’s going to testify,” an unnamed source told CNN about Comey. “He’s happy to testify, and he’s happy to cooperate.”

On May 09, Comey was suddenly fired by Trump, sparking controversy that the president was trying to obstruct the FBI’s investigation into claims that Russia meddled with the election. American intelligence authorities have claimed that Moscow did seek to impact the 2016 elections in way or another.

The New York Times, earlier in May, reported that Trump asked Comey, while he was still at the bureau, to somehow end the FBI’s investigation into Flynn.

According to a memo that Comey is claimed to have written after a meeting with Trump, the president reportedly told him “I hope you can let this go.”

This Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Comey is willing to testify that Trump asked him “to back off the investigation” into Flynn.

Following his confession that he misled Vice President Mike Pence regarding conversations with the Russian ambassador before Inauguration Day, Flynn resigned from his post as national security adviser to President Trump.

 

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How is this still news?

The alleged subject of a leaked audio tape featuring an impolite conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush, Nancy O’Dell, says she has received Bush’s apology and has pardoned him.

“Billy reached out to me just about three weeks ago by email,” O’Dell revealed on Monday’s airing of “Entertainment Tonight.”

According to her, her former co-worker “wrote a really nice apology,” which she “appreciated very much.”

“He and I worked together for so many years, for a long time, and I only wish him the best moving forward,” she said.

Bush and O’Dell worked together at “Access Hollywood” from 2001 to 2004. They also hosted the Miss America beauty pageant together in 2005.

Recorded during a 2005 interview of Trump by Bush, the recording on the tape contained crude talk about women, specifically O’Dell and how Trump tried to seduce this one time.

About O’Dell, Trump said, “I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f*** her. She was married.”

Despite the fact that O’Dell was married at the time, Trump admitted that he “moved on her very heavily.”

“I moved on her like a b**ch, but I couldn’t get there,” he said. “And she was married.”

During the 2016 presidential election, the tape was released and O’Dell issued a statement right after, in response to the audio clip.

“Everyone deserves respect no matter the setting or gender. As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better.”

Bush finally broke his slience this week regarding the leaked audio conversation and his following dismissal.

During an interview with co-host of “Good Morning America” Robin Roberts, Bush said he often thought about doing more than he did at the time.

“People also say, ‘You should have stopped it,’” he said. “I didn’t have the strength of character at the time to do that. I wish I did.”

In an earlier interview, Bush did admit that he didn’t take Trump’s remarks very seriously. “If I had ever thought … that there was a grown man sitting in front of me detailing his sexual assault strategy, I would have called the FBI,” he said.

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Watch your sword.

Former CBS anchor and “Face the Nation” host, Bob Schieffer, praised the way President Trump conducted his first overseas visit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. According to Schieffer, Donald Trump “sounded presidential” and nothing “like the guy at the end of the bar popping off.”

Talking to host John Berman on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Schieffer spoke about how well the president had performed on his first overseas visit. However, he also noted the many problems Trump faces back at home in the US. The 80-year-old veteran journalist also spoke about the ongoing FBI investigation and the appointment of a special counsel to investigate any connection between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

“The parallels between this and Watergate are striking,” Schieffer said.

He then turned his focus to applaud the president and his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Trump embarked on a nine-day trip to four countries, arriving in Riyadh, the Saudi capital on Saturday. He will visit Israel, Italy and Belgium after departing from Saudi.

Since taking charge of the White House, this is Trump’s first time travelling outside the US.

“Today, you saw a very different President Trump. He actually sounded presidential,” Schieffer told CNN’s Berman. “You may agree or disagree with what he said but he sounded like a president. He laid out his vision. He called from help from those in the Muslim world. It was a much different kind of presentation.”

Schieffer later added: “This went over very well, mainly because he stayed on script. No tweets today, but a dignified speech.”

“He didn’t sound like the guy at the end of the bar popping off. He sounded like someone who had actually thought about what he was going to say before he said it,” the former CBS host said.

Even though Shchieffer admitted he has many reservations regarding Trump’s Middle East policies, he acknowledged that “there are very few people who would disagree with me when I say he helped himself today.”

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Come on Kellyanne, drop the grenade.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson talked about the incident that happened with President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway on the show Wednesday and said that he thinks that the Trump administration has become “a little chaotic.”

Talking to Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, Carlson said, “Kellyanne Conway was going to be sitting in that seat earlier tonight … we had booked her, at their request by the way, we don’t often have people from the administration on but they said we wanna send over Kellyanne Conway. Great.”

“Um, and then not long before air, they cancelled it, for reasons which weren’t exactly clear. Now I think a lot of the descriptions in the press about what’s going on at the White House are false, or they’re animated by the hate the press has for Trump, which is totally real.”

“But it does seem a little chaotic over there, I have to be honest with you,” he admitted.

“Yeah,” Schlapp agreed.

“Is it as chaotic as it seems?” he asked.

“I was over there today,” Schlapp answered, “it was like, whenever you get like inside the bubble, it gets so much more tranquil. People are just like doing their jobs, nobody’s running around.”

“I think if you take a step from their daily jobs,” Schlapp continued, “this is a lot on a White House staff. I mean this is more breaking news around an administration than we’ve seen in I dunno if we’ve ever seen it before. And I think that comes with a certain amount of stress on these folks.”

Carlson, went on to talk about how no one is working on editing President Trump’s “profoundly counterproductive” statements on Twitter, or keeping him away from writing messages that could in fact damage him politically and legally.

Schlapp responded back stating that President Trump supposedly believes that he is the best spokesman, and that likes being his own voice.

If Schlapp is even very little correct, then the Trump administration has a lot to fret over, especially since the deputy attorney general just named a special counsel to administer the investigation into the possibility of collusion between Russia and President Trump and his administration.

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That may not be a good thing.

Phillip Mudd, ex-CIA official, was full of praise for Robert Mueller, former FBI Director, who has just been named as special counsel in the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with the Russian government and Russia’s possible interference in the 2016 US presidential elections. He made the comments on Wednesday on CNN.

“I understand you know Robert Mueller, you’ve worked with him,” Wolf Blitzer asked. “What do you think?”

“For four and a half years of sitting down the hall from him I saw one two three times a day threaten meetings, personnel meetings, meetings with three attorneys general,” Mudd answered.

“I can tell you, every American who thinks that this is a moment of turmoil, whether they like the president or not, should breathe easy tonight,” he continued. “Robert Mueller is solid ground. I saw presidents, kings, prime ministers, secretaries of state, CIA directors, the former U.S. Attorney in New York said he’s one of the best.”

“He is not one of the best, Robert Mueller,” Mudd emphasized. “He is, the best I ever saw. Leadership, judgement, decision-making, and I know him personally, he would hate me to say this, the man has a heart and a sense of humor.”

“There is nobody better at doggedly pursuing a target without being subjected to any pressures from Congress,” he added, “the president, the media, anybody in the FBI, the attorney general, the deputy attorney general.”

“There is nobody better, Wolf, I can’t say it any clearer,” Mudd concluded.

After several Democrats and opponents of President Trump demnaedd that the investigation be safe from the White House’s influence, Mueller was named as the special prosecutor in the case. The New York Times’ “Comey memo” revelation potentially helped expedite the decision, because of its allegations that Trump tried to close an FBI investigation into his former national security advisor, Mike Flynn.

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Back off hippie.

An Oregon bar decided to deal with matters in their own way. The bar called “Paydirt,”is supposedly paying big, over a note they have placed at the bottom of their receipts that reads, “Punch Steve Bannon, get free whiskey for life.”

Paydirt had been extending the offer since the last five months to punch the controversial aide to President Donald Trump.

However, as soon as word started spreading online, the establishment started receiving threats. The owner, Ezra Caraeff received some death threats and eventually led him to alter the offer at the bottom of the receipt to, “Punch (redacted), get free whiskey for life.” The owner also reportedly locked in Twitter account, whereas, Paydirt’s official page has now been disabled.

“I have an inbox full of threatening email, so I decided to edit it until the Pepes chilled out,” Caraeff stated. “I just set our Twitter account to private because I couldn’t keep up with all the people saying they are going to burn me alive at the bar. Good times.”

It has been reported the bartenders at Paydirt were bombarded with phone calls, most of which were left unanswered until someone decided to pick up.

“This guy says he’s going to slap the s**t out of me,” the bartender told Caraeff.

It was also noted that the bar’s Election Night Party announcement featured an image of Donald Trump, with his face crossed out, and read: “We’ll have a free champagne toast to our future Madame President. And if that doesn’t happen? We’ll feed you whiskey and you can use our Wi-Fi to find yourself a new home. New Zealand sounds nice.”

Additionally, after Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, they advertised an Inauguration Night special that offered a portion of ALL sales,” would go towards Planned Parenthood. “Inauguration Day is not going to be easy, neither will the next four years,” the ad noted. “But thankfully we have lots of whiskey.”

Media outlets have reportedly tried contacting the bar to get an update, however, their voicemail appears to be full.

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Seriously?

On Wednesday, during the show “The View,” co-host Joy Behar talked about President Trump’s ruling on the abolishment of sanctuary cities. Behar defended the idea of having policies in place that support sanctuary cities by comparing it with the “underground railroad,” during the Holocaust. Behar then went to shaming the first lady for being an immigrant, herself.

“It’s sort of like the Underground Railroad in a way,” Behar responded, “it reminds me of, or the people of Germany who took in the Jews, there are people who are really in trouble, who are going to be separated from their children.”

“And anyway, where’s Melania gonna go if we don’t have any sanctuary cities?” she said.

These comments came from Behar as a response to Whoopi Goldberg’s comments, “I do believe that people when the laws are in place,” Goldberg said, “when there’s a criminal, there’s nothing saying that New York can’t take care of that, that they’re not gonna deport somebody and say, ‘we put this person out.’ As I said the other day, Obama deported more illegal immigrants than any president, than any president. Or, undocumented immigrants, the words are like being black, or negro, or African-American.”

The hosts were seen discussing the importance of having sanctuary city policies in place, following the decision of the federal judge for blocking the implementation of President Trump’s policy for temporarily defunding sanctuary cities.

Behar was seen insulting and reminding the first lady of her status of an immigrant. An illegal immigrant that would consider seeking safety from the federal authorities in a sanctuary cities. This came despite the fact that the first lady was able to establish that she had legally immigrated to the United States from her native Slovenia.

Behar did establish the fact that the first lady is indeed the most favorite target for the media to ridicule at every opportunity policy. From New York Times journalist to gay activists Dan Savage have been seen ridiculing Melania.

 

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Oh, behave baby!

While hosting the White House Easter egg hunt on Monday, President Trump was asked by a reporter if he had a message for North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un over his continuous threats of war against the US and its allies.

“Any message for North Korea, sir, Kim Jong-Un?” the reporter asked.

Responding to the reporter’s question with a nod, Trump said, “Just behave.”

On Monday, the North Korean Deputy Ambassador to United Nations, Kim In Ryong, issued a warning, saying that relations between North Korea and its detractors had seriously deteriorated. He called it “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any minute.”

Over the weekend, Vice President of the United States Mike Pence visited South Korea to show support for the US ally.

“We’re going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience,” Pence said in an interview at the demilitarized zone between the two nations. “But we’re going to redouble our efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea. Our hope is that we can resolve this issue peaceably.”

North Korea claimed that the repositioning of the US Navy strike group to the Korean Peninsula was an act of undue provocation by the US. The strike group, led by aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, is repositioning itself in the Korean region to add pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear program. North Korea, in response, announced that it was ready for “any mode of war desired by the U.S.”

During his presidential election campaign, Trump repeatedly said that he would pressure China to restrict North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. He also recently admitted to conceding to trade compromises with China in return for their help with the “Hermit Kingdom.”

Earlier, Trump also suggested that he wouldn’t shy away from dealing with North Korea unilaterally, without China’s help.

“China has great influence over North Korea,” he said. “And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t. And if they do, that will be very good for China, and if they don’t it won’t be good for anyone.”

North Korea recently attempted its sixth nuclear weapons test which failed “almost immediately,” causing serious embarrassment for the Kim Jong-Un’s regime.

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Someone you probably have never heard of, comedian John Caparulo, took a shot at President Donald Trump during his act this week and an audience member stood up to walk out.

The exit act didn’t sit well with the liberal stand up comic who berated the woman as she tried to leave the comedy club.

As he verbally assaulted the woman, another lady had enough of the tirade and threw her drink at the man, who was stunned at the toss – and nearly retaliated by throwing a stool.

But for TMZ, telling a woman to “suck my ****” isn’t offensive, but tossing a cocktail at a man’s cushioned belly is an “Attack by a Trump Supporter”

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