Trump stands by attorney-general William Barr, who accused him of making job 'impossible'
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Feb 18) said he has total confidence in US Attorney-General William Barr, who last week said in an interview that Trump's tweeting habit had made it impossible for him to do his job.. Read more at straitstimes.com.WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Feb 18) said he has total confidence in US Attorney-General William Barr, who last week said in an interview that Trump's tweeting habit had made it impossible for him to do his job. "I do make his job harder...I do agree with that," Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One. "The Attorney-General is a man with great integrity." Last week, senior Justice Department officials withdrew an earlier sentencing recommendation for longtime Trump friend Roger Stone, who was found guilty in November of seven counts of lying to Congress, prompting upheaval within the department. More than 1,000 former department officials have now called for Barr to resign. Trump has used Twitter to attack the four prosecutors who had argued the case as well as the judge presiding over it. Barr said in an ABC Interview last Thursday that he cannot do his job"with a constant background commentary" and that it is"time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases." While Trump offered words of support for Barr, he also spoke enthusiastically about tweeting. "Social media for me has been very important because it gives me a voice," he said. Read more: The Straits Times
Trump cuts prison sentence for Illinois ex-governor Rod BlagojevichWASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Feb 18) said he had commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois convicted of corruption for trying to sell former President Barack Obama's vacated US Senate seat.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Williams unveils 2020 F1 car with all-new liveryWilliams has revealed images of its 2020 Formula 1 car, ahead of the start of pre-season testing next week.
Parliament: Three in four white-collar jobs in growth sectors filled by locals, says Josephine TeoSINGAPORE - About three in four white-collar jobs in growth sectors - such as healthcare, finance and insurance services, and information and communications - are filled by Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs), said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Tamil film producer claims ‘Parasite’ a rip-off of his 1999 rom-com, threatens lawsuitPETALING JAYA, Feb 18 — Tamil film producer PL Thennapan has accused the creators of critically-acclaimed South Korean film Parasite of plagiarising his 1999 rom-com Minsara Kanna. In an interview...
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A day with the foldable Samsung Galaxy Z FlipUnusually, I learnt last week that I would have just 24 hours to test the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, making it nigh impossible to test it fully.. Read more at straitstimes.com.