Trump’s personal Twitter offline for minutes

Twitter confirmed in a statement that United States President Donald Trump’s personal account was offline for 11 minutes on Thursday evening due to a mistake by a company employee. 

Reports emerged around 7 pm that Mr. Trump’s personal Twitter account was inaccessible, but it was quickly back up moments later.

Twitter’s Government and Elections page initially said the account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee.”

“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” read the statement from the social media giant.

However, a statement sent out nearly two hours later said that through Twitter’s investigation the company found out that a “customer support employee” carried the account deactivation on the individual’s last day of work.

Twitter said they are “conducting a full internal review.”

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Neither Trump or the White House has made any comment regarding the temporary shutdown.

The president used Twitter as a way to reach out to US citizens during the 2016 presidential election and has continued to actively use it during his presidency.


More details to follow. Image 1 of Donald Trump from Business Insider. 


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Clinton campaign paid for dossier research

The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for the research that brought about the Russian dossier that states allegations against United States President Donald Trump in regards to Russia. 

This is according to the Washington Post, which released the exclusive story on Tuesday evening, citing sources “familiar with the matter.”

The dossier, written by Brit Christopher Steele, brings up allegations in regards to Mr. Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow.

A lawyer representing the 2016 Clinton campaign and the DNC, Marc E Elias, utilized Fusion GPS in April 2016 to carry out the research found in the dossier, according to the WP.

Once complete, Fusion GPS brought on Mr. Steele, a former British intelligence officer, to write the document, which became public on Jan 11 of this year via Buzzfeed.

Many news agencies were aware of the dossier’s existence since fall 2016, including local media and international, such as BBC News.

The Clinton campaign and DNC funded Fusion GPS’s research until the end of October 2016, writes the Washington Post.

Elias and Fusion GPS declined to give comment to the Post, and spokesmen for the Clinton campaign and the DNC also had none at this time.


More details to follow. With files from the Washington Post. Image 1 of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in 2016 from Wikimedia Commons.


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President Trump arrives at his NYC apartment for first time since inauguration by Patrick Vinson

President Donald Trump has arrived at his New York home for the first time since his inauguration at 9:00 PM, as a throng of protesters line the street.

President Trumps motorcade pulled up to Trump Tower  this evening while avoiding the protesters, who were in the streets chanting “Shame, shame, shame” while they were out on the streets waiting for him to arrive.

Theres said to be thousands of protesters that are lining the nearby blocks of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue waiting on him, along with a group of supporters that there were only a handful of out on the streets.

More details to come..

Under Armour CEO quits Trump’s job council over Charlottesville rally response by Patrick Vinson

The Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said late Monday evening that he would be stepping down from President Trump’s manufacturing job council, and joining the Merck’s CEO in disapproving of Trump’s response to white nationalists’ rally at Charlottesville over the weekend. 
Kevin Plank said that he joined the council “to have an active seat at the table” and for discussions on how to spur manufacturing job growth. “However, Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics,” Plank said.

“I am appreciative of the opportunity to have served, but have decided to step down from the council,” he said. “I love our country and our company and will continue to focus my efforts on inspiring every person that they can do anything through the power of sport which promotes unity, diversity and inclusion.”