Trump suggests surveillance law could have been used to 'abuse' his campaign

12 January, 2018, 09:22 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Trump suggests surveillance law could have been used to 'abuse' his campaign

Reporting on the White House's response to a Washington Post report that President Donald Trump referred to some immigrants being from "shithole countries" in an Oval Office meeting Thursday, Acosta had trouble using the word reported.

Acosta noted that Trump began the day by tweeting a quote from a Fox News segment that conflicted with the administration's view on FISA warrants, which necessitated the president sending out a subsequent tweet clarifying his actual position.

On Wednesday's broadcast of "Late Night", the comedian used a spoof press conference to grill White House press secretary.

Meyers quizzed Sanders on Donald Trump's favorite part of being president, what Trump's sons and actually do at the White House and why first lady has looked "so unhappy" since the election. The president, she said, has been following the topic and "wanted to put something out". "It's just a bad thing to have come out of your mouth as a White House correspondent or as a journalist".

Canadian stock market continues down for fear of NAFTA collapse
The energy group edged down 0.1 percent, although Crescent Point Energy Corp rose 4.5 percent to 10.94 Canadian dollars. Kansas City Southern fell as much as 4.6% after the report , its biggest loss in more than eight months.


CNN reported that "no one" was happy with the originally proposed ban, some people wondering how they would be able to stay in contact with their families while working 12-plus-hour workdays.

Acosta has always been pegged as one of Trump's least favorite journalists at his least favorite network. The president appeared to both criticize and back the legislation, which the House reauthorized by a vote of 256-164 Thursday.

Intense scrutiny by the press combined with the investigations into alleged collusion with Russian interests and Trump's unique style of management means that more staff could be on the way out very soon, say sources.

He also asked Sanders what she most liked about her role.

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