President Trump and his staff are illegally deleting messages, lawsuit alleges
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 9:05
Some Trump administration officials, who want to reduce the number of foreign workers entering the USA, consider the rule to be executive over-reach by the previous administration.
Prior to the meeting, the drone execs met with representatives of the FAA, taking the opportunity to discuss drone regulations. "We're going to give you the competitive advantage that you need". Numerous tech-company leaders echoed the familiar notion that there are not enough Americans with the technological skills needed fill jobs and advance society.
President Donald Trump did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he tweeted on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation kickstarted by the President himself. "The White House doesn't permit the use of apps such as this and works diligently to ensure all staff comply with The Presidential Records Act", a White House official tells Newsweek. "I personally believe that, outside of the issues discussed at this meeting, the policies of the Trump administration are risky and harmful to the American public, and that the administration has shown a frightening disregard for the principles and values of government, public service, and the rule of law".
Trump in March signed an order to overhaul the federal government and tapped Kushner to lead a White House Office of American Innovation to leverage business ideas and potentially privatize some government functions.
A who's-who of technology names were in attendance, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Oracle Co-CEO Safra Catz, Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.
Chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president's powerful son-in-law, were at one moment spotted in an animated conversation, though the two men quickly displayed over-the-top smiles and walked off together once they realized they had been spotted by photographers.
The CEOs and White House also planned to discuss Trump's review announced in April of the US visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country. Spokespeople for all four firms declined comment, though one person close to Accel noted that the firm had "scheduling conflicts" for the day.
The organizations also criticized Trump for deleting his tweets.
The federal government spends more than $80 billion annually on information technology, employing about 113,000 IT professionals, according to the White House.
Reuters reports that India is pushing to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, which manufacturer General Atomics says can be used for wide-area, long-endurance maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.