The new limits on public communications appear to be targeting agencies that are charged with overseeing environmental and scientific policy, prompting criticism from officials within the agencies and from outside groups focused on climate change.
A memo to EPA communications staff said “no social media will be going out” and incoming media requests will be “carefully screened.”
The move to breathe new life into the Dakota Access and Keystone XL projects is the latest step in the new president’s effort to dismantle Obama administration policies. It was unclear how President Trump’s orders would restart the projects.
The White House press secretary claimed the president believes millions voted illegally in the presidential election, based on studies that were presented to him. Then Spicer cited a Pew study that does not support this claim.
Comey, who is under investigation for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, has told people he has been asked to stay in his post in the Trump administration, people familiar with the matter said.
The approval of 2,500 housing units in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank comes just two days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with President Trump, who has signaled more accommodating policies toward Israel.
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