Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective | Ars Technica

Twitter has suspended over 5,000 accounts tied to a network amplifying a message denouncing the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a “RussiaGate hoax.” According to a researcher, the accounts—most of which had only posted three or four times in the past—were connected to other accounts previously used to post pro-Saudi messages. Source: Twitter… Read More Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective | Ars Technica

Trump departs early from a tense G-7 summit after rattling allies with trade threats

“En garde Madame LaGarde!” America’s allies plan to confront Trump over his trade and climate policies at the G7 summit, which Trump now plans to leave early. Other leaders warned if he refuses to sign onto the goals the group hatches, they will proceed without the U.S., further isolating the country from longtime partners. —… Read More Trump departs early from a tense G-7 summit after rattling allies with trade threats

California breaks from 50-state probe into mortgage lenders [Updated] – latimes.com

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris will no longer take part in a national foreclosure probe of some of the nation’s biggest banks, which are accused of pervasive misconduct in dealing with troubled homeowners. Harris removed herself from talks by a coalition of state attorneys general and federal agencies investigating abusive foreclosure practices because the nation’s… Read More California breaks from 50-state probe into mortgage lenders [Updated] – latimes.com