The massively popular video-sharing app TikTok has found itself in the middle of a political crossfire in recent weeks after the Trump administration issued executive actions against its parent company and voiced concerns about data and national security.
After evading NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly’s questions about former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the news media had become “unhinged.” Days later, the State Department further retaliated against NPR by barring one of its other journalists from the Pompeo’s traveling press pool.
The White House justified the killing of Iranian military commander Qassim Suleimani last week by claiming the formally designated terrorist was planning “imminent attacks” against the U.S. But in recent days, reporting by the Washington press corps has sparked questions about how strong U.S. intelligence on the attacks was, most notably, among a few Senate Republicans.
After a week of crucial reporting that shed light on President Trump’s penchant for disinformation and questions of ethics law violations which have long plagued the White House, the hosts of multiple Sunday shows were criticized for their lax questioning of administration officials. On Friday
Nearly three months after the release of his 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, former special counsel Robert Mueller publicly testified that he had not exonerated President Trump of obstruction of justice last Wednesday. During his almost seven hour testimony before two