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Cleared of wrongdoing for Kansas trips, Pompeo turns to attack Dem requesting probe

BY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not violate a law governing federal employees' behavior with his trips to Kansas in 2019, according to a letter from an independent federal investigative agency released by Pompeo late Thursday.Pompeo has come under increased scrutiny after recommending…... Read More

Biden calls for 'justice for George Floyd' following protests over his death

By MOLLY NAGLE and JOHN VERHOVEK(WASHINGTON) -- Presumptive Democratic nominee and Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed the death of George Floyd, delivering brief remarks Friday afternoon following ‘incendiary tweets' from President Trump that used racially charged language about protests in Minneapolis broke out Thursday night.“This is no time for…... Read More

Former President Barack Obama issues statement on George Floyd

By ALEXANDRA SVOKOS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Former President Barack Obama put out a statement on George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned down by police in Minneapolis."This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," he wrote. "It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow…... Read More

Twitter flags Trump, White House for 'glorifying violence' in tweets about George Floyd protests

By WILLIAM MANSELL and LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Twitter has flagged a tweet from the official White House Twitter account which reposted the text of a tweet President Donald Trump sent early Friday morning, saying "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," claiming the tweets violated its rules about…... Read More

Governor Newsom's 'worst fear' about reopening California is public will 'forget reality' of COVID

By JOANNE ROSA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As California moves into Phase 3 of the state's reopening approach, Gov. Gavin Newsom said his biggest concern is the public forgets the reality of the coronavirus outbreak they've experienced.California, which is the most populous state in the U.S., was one of the…... Read More

House Democrats question Trump's deal on Russian ventilators

By ANNE FLAHERTY and CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Senior House Democrats are demanding more information on what they say is a bad deal for U.S. taxpayers struck by President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin involving ventilators.In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Democratic chairs…... Read More

Ethics groups call on coronavirus 'vaccine czar' to disclose potential conflicts

By SOO RIN KIM, OLIVIA RUBIN, KATHERINE FAULDERS and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration's decision to hire its new "vaccine czar" as a private contractor, rather than a government employee, has alarmed some ethics experts who say the designation will involve him in programs that could channel…... Read More

Politicizing vote-by-mail efforts amid COVID-19 could disenfranchise some voters: Experts

By MATTHEW VANN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Amid President Donald Trump’s charge that voting by mail is ripe with fraud potential, there are worries that such claims, in addition to the subsequent lawsuits that have followed, politicize state efforts to expand mail-in voting, and could cost some Americans a vital opportunity…... Read More

Trump to extend National Guard's COVID-19 mission after bipartisan pressure

By MATT SEYLER, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump will extend the use of roughly 46,000 National Guardsmen currently helping states across the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic into mid-August.Trump tweeted his decision to lengthen the National Guard's Title 32 orders on Thursday after defense officials said their services…... Read More

Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies, calls it a 'big day' for 'fairness'

By KATHERINE FAULDERS and LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order targeting Twitter and other social media giants, saying he is taking action to "defend free speech from one of the gravest dangers it has faced in American history," after Twitter called two…... Read More

Experts say Trump's order aimed at Twitter, other tech giants could prove toothless, face legal challenge

(WASHINGTON) -- BY: KATHERINE FAULDERS and BEN GITTLESON The executive order President Donald Trump signed targeting Twitter and other the social media giants could prove toothless and face legal challenge, experts said.The president's order, a draft of which was obtained by ABC News, takes aim at part of a 1996…... Read More