By Tony Romm
Washington – The Trump administration is expected to urge Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday to investigate social-media sites over allegations they censor conservatives online, escalating the White House’s war with Silicon Valley at a time when tech giants are increasingly taking action against the president’s most controversial posts.
The Trump administration plans to raise the issue at a gathering with at least eight top Republican officials, encouraging them to use their existing state laws to probe and potentially punish perceived acts of political bias, according to two people familiar with the White House’s thinking. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an event that has not yet occurred.
The effort comes nearly four months after Trump signed an executive order that opened the door for the federal