President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trump's chief of staff asked days later if Flynn's communications were being monitored under a secret surveillance warrant, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.Trump also told Comey that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him that Russia had "some of the most beautiful hookers in the world" even as he adamantly, and repeatedly, distanced himself from a salacious allegation involving prostitutes in Moscow, the documents state.The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions with Trump that Comey found so unnerving that he documented them in writing. Those encounters in the weeks before Comey's May 2017 firing include a Trump Tower discussion about a possible encounter between Trump and prostitutes in Moscow; a White House dinner at which Comey says … [Read more...] about What did former FBI director write about his meetings with Trump? Read the memos here.
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Donald Trump's meeting with video game industry figureheads today has got off to a bad start, with a White House official referring to ESRB President Patricia Vance as "Mr" in a released statement. This comes after the games industry previously stated that it had not been contacted by Trump, despite White House officials claiming that a meeting with game executives had been organized. The meeting, which will see members of the Entertainment Software Association discussing video game violence with Trump, suffered from organizational issues from the outset. In the wake of the mass shooting in Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Trump administration turned to forms of entertainment such as video games as a reasoning behind the attack. The White House later stated that it would be holding a meeting with game industry execs, though the ESA stated that no such meeting had been scheduled. However, since then the meeting has been organized, with there being speculation as to … [Read more...] about Trump’s Video Game Meeting Off to a Bad Start After Female ESRB President Referred to as “Mr”
No, the invitations weren’t lost in the mail. They just hadn’t been sent out yet. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), nor its members, have been contacted by the Trump administration to discuss violence in video games. This may change in the coming days, though. Last night, a statement provided to Glixel by an ESA spokesperson following a comment made by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said representative body had yet to be contacted by the White House. Sanders said during a press briefing yesterday Trump would be meeting with representatives of the game industry next week to discuss school safety and gun violence “to see what they can do on that front.” The ESA represents over 30 different companies which include: Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Capcom, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Konami, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. As of yesterday evening, … [Read more...] about ESA said it and members unaware of a meeting with Trump administration, White House says “invites going out” soon
The ESA (Entertainment Software Association) has denied reports of the Donald Trump administration reaching out to them for a meeting about the video game industry and violence in video games. This includes the ESA members, involving some of the most highly-regarded developers in the world from companies such as EA, Bethesda, Ubisoft and the likes. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that Trump was set to meet with figureheads of the gaming industry. “The president has met with a number of stakeholders,” she said in a press briefing. “Next week, he’ll also be meeting with members of the video game industry to see what they can do on that front as well. This is going to be an ongoing process and something that we don’t expect to happen overnight, but something that we’re going to continue to be engaged in and continue to look for the best ways possible to make sure we’re doing everything we can to protect … [Read more...] about Trump’s Meeting About Video Game Violence Isn’t Happening
In the wake of the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida, President Trump hosted a meeting at the White House to discuss the subject of school safety. Among the subjects to come up was that of video games and movies, and the level of violence they contain--something he claimed is influencing the minds of minors. Trump even went so far as to suggest a ratings system could be necessary, despite the fact that such a thing already exists for both games and movies.During the chat, Trump raised the issue of monitoring the sorts of things that young people look at online. From there, he moved on to the entertainment they consume, saying, "We have to do something about maybe what they're seeing and how they're seeing it. And also video games--I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence in video games is really shaping young people's thoughts."This isn't the first time he's pointed a finger at violent video games. Following the shooting at Sandy Hook in 2012, he tweeted, "Video … [Read more...] about Trump Raises Issue Of Video Game And Movie Violence, Suggests Ratings Board Is Needed