It's unclear what they did to infuriate Gianforte, but initial statements, issued by the congressman's team after the incident, said that Jacobs "aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face". He pleaded guilty to violently assaulting Jacobs on May 24, 2017, the night before his election to the House of Representatives. He paid a $385 fine and completed 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management counselling.
A former aide to Ted Cruz's presidential campaign on Saturday turned Donald Trump's praise for a Republican who assaulted a reporter previous year against him. "Any guy that can do a body slam, he's my kind of guy", Trump told the crowd, adding that he'd correctly believed the attack would help Gianforte win the special election to fill Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's seat.
Courtney Radsch, advocacy director for the CPJ, commented: "We are disturbed once again to see president Trump standing up for those who would attack the press and contributing to an environment in which journalists are feeling less safe and in which attacks against journalists appear to have become acceptable". "And then I said, 'Well, wait a minute". He also donated $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
He also asked why Trump always praises bullies and "celebrates punks who go after the little guy". The Saudi government now says that Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul early this month during a physical altercation.
A Republican senator says the US needs a president who "celebrates the First Amendment", not one who "pretends that beating up a reporter is OK". While President Trump has reportedly said he found Saudi's explanation credible, a number of lawmakers in Congress remain skeptical.
The White House Correspondents' Association chided Trump for his praise of Gianforte, saying, "All Americans should recoil from the president's praise for a violent assault on a reporter doing his Constitutionally protected job".
This latest praise from Mr Trump is unlikely to improve his relationship with the media, which he has previously labelled the "enemy of the people".
He termed the killing a " tremendous mistake " but one which the US-Saudi relationship would eventually overcome. When the media reported a few days later that he had been killed there, they called the accusations "baseless".
But the heat has subsided now that the Cowboys have won two of three and can take the division lead with a victory on Sunday. Redskins from every possible angle to reveal a strong point-spread pick that he's sharing only at SportsLine.
They said the "hypotheses" proposed so far in the Saudi investigation need to be backed by facts to be considered credible. He said the Saudis did not know how Khashoggi , a Saudi national and US resident, had been killed or where his body was.
While the trial tunnel injects a dose of realism to his vision of a hyperfast underground system, key questions remain. Musk, a space entrepreneur and electric-car pioneer, has pledged to complete the test tunnel by the end of the year.
Coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday the decision to start Anderson over Nathan Peterman was made in the best interest of the team. Veteran Derek Anderson is going to be starting while Allen is out and the first-round pick said he hopes to learn from afar.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone has produced magnitude 9.0 or greater earthquakes in the past, and undoubtedly will in the future. The first natural disaster struck off at 6.39am BST, while the second one went off at the same location at 7.16am BST.
Despite the tumble, it's reported Abdul, a former judge on American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Australia , is fine. Paula has had various injuries over the year but has never really been sidelined.
Jamal Khashoggi's killing was a tremendous mistake: Saudi Arabia
It remains to be seen what next steps France, the United Kingdom , and the U.S. take as Turkish investigators reveal more details. Germany has also said it will halt arms exports to the Kingdom so long as the uncertainty over the fate of Khashoggi persists.
Bound caravan of Central American migrants swells to 5,000
In southern Mexico, police in riot gear shadowed the caravan's arrival along a southern highway, but did not impede their journey. Some, like 25-year-old Honduran Bryon Rivera, had made a decision to give up on a long- held dream of a better life in America.
New 'Halloween' Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend
The Melissa McCarthy film "Can You Ever Forgive Me", about the literary forger Lee Israel, grossed $150,000 in five locations. The weekend was up almost 72 percent from the same weekend last October and the year to date is up almost 11 percent.
6 shot near Jacksonville stadium, possibly gang-linked
Authorities hadnt yet determined the number of suspects or whether any shooter was inside or outside the vehicle , he said. The Jacksonville Jaguars were playing a game against the Houston Texans at the stadium at the time of the shooting.
Jordan terminates part of peace treaty with Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would start negotiations aimed at extending the lease. But the peace treaty with Israel is unpopular and pro-Palestinian sentiment widespread in Jordan.