Dumpster Fires

Sessions Told WH: I Might Quit If Rosenstein Is Fired

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Trump fired his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange. Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel ...

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REPORT: Hannity Hired Cohen To Investigate Left Wing Groups Calling For Hannity Show Boycott [VIDEO]

Media Matters reports: The mystery client that President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, fought in court to keep secret is Fox News host Sean Hannity, Cohen’s lawyer divulged on Monday. Cohen’s lawyers had acknowledged that Cohen had three legal clients since 2017 in a filing in federal court related to legal issues surrounding documents the FBI obtained by raiding ...

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Trump Fires Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin

USA Today reports: Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is being replaced, President Trump tweeted Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation and uncertainty about his fate. He had been locked for months in a power struggle with a group of Trump political appointees among his senior staff who wanted him out. His ouster suggests they won the president over in the end, ...

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COVFEFE: White House Email Heralds Latest Trump Executive Order To “Address The Situation In America”

So much winning: This White House is not the best when it comes to typos and errors in their communications, but this is covfefe. The White House Press Office sent out an email containing an executive order taking additional steps to address the situation in Venezuela. Except in the subject line, instead of Venezuela, it says “America.” No word yet ...

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Sessions Fires McCabe Two Days Before His Retirement

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe late Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who rose to serve as second-in-command at the bureau. McCabe had more recently been regularly taunted by President Donald Trump and besieged by accusations that he misled internal investigators at the ...

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Trump To Fire National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration. Trump is now comfortable with ousting McMaster, with whom he never personally gelled, but is ...

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe Speculates About Trump’s Dick Pics: “Try Not To Throw Up In Your Mouth” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Morning Joe took on the latest developments in the lawsuit that porn star Stormy Daniels filed against President Donald Trump over an alleged affair on Thursday, and speculated on that existence of possibly “compromising” photos of the tryst. MSNBC’s John Heilemann pointed out that “if there are photographs that are compromising,” the scandal could spill out into public ...

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Trump Considered Firing WH Counsel Don McGahn If He Didn’t Deny NYT Report He Had Threatened To Resign

The Hill reports: President Trump reportedly considered firing White House counsel Don McGahn if he didn’t deny a report that he threatened to resign after Trump ordered him to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, according to The New York Times. In January, the Times reported that Trump ordered Mueller to be fired last year, but was stopped after McGahn threatened ...

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White House On Stormy’s Lawsuit: We’ve Addressed Our Feelings On That Situation, Nothing More To Add

Politico reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday declined to comment in detail about the allegations, saying “we’ve addressed our feelings on that situation, and I don’t have anything else to add.” Allegations that Daniels had an affair with Trump surfaced in January in a Wall Street Journal report that included details of Cohen’s payment to the ...

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BREAKING: Trump Adviser Gary Cohn To Resign

The New York Times reports: Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, plans to resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration, White House officials said on Tuesday. The officials insisted there was no single factor behind the departure of Mr. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council. But his decision to leave ...

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White House Response: Conway’s Hatch Act Violations Only Show Her Desire To Comply With Hatch Act

ThinkProgress reports: “Kellyanne Conway did not advocate for or against the election of any particular candidate,” the White House statement, attributed to deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley, says. “She simply expressed the President’s obvious position that he have [sic] people in the House and Senate who support his agenda.” In an Orwellian twist, the statement concludes by asserting that Conway’s ...

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OMG: Former Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Calls Sarah Huckabee Sanders An “Unattractive Fat Slob” [AUDIO]

Raw Story reports: Completing his bizarre scorched-earth media spree, onetime Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg took to a local news station to call White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “fat slob.” “She’s a joke,” Nunberg said. “OK fine, yeah, she’s unattractive, she’s a fat slob, but that’s not relevant.” “The person she works for has a 30 percent ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Worsening Volatility Worries Friends

The Washington Post reports: Inside the White House, aides over the past week have described an air of anxiety and volatility — with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center. These are the darkest days in at least half a year, they say, and they worry just how much farther President Trump and his administration may plunge into unrest ...

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CNN Recaps White House’s “Hot Mess” Week [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: You aren’t alone if you’re having trouble keeping track of all that happened this week in Washington. At the top of this afternoon’s The Lead, CNN’s Jake Tapper valiantly attempted to recap this week’s big news while issuing a disclaimer that something else may break within the hour to overtake an already overstuffed news cycle. “Chaos has been ...

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REPORT: Hope Hicks Resigned After Trump Berated Her For Stupidly Admitting She Had Lied For Him

The New York Post reports: Before her sudden resignation announcement, soon-to-be-former White House communications director Hope Hicks was berated by President Trump for admitting to Congress she told “white lies” for him, it was reported on Wednesday night. The president got angry at Hicks after learning she made the revelation Tuesday to the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia’s ...

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BREAKING: Hope Hicks To Resign From White House

The New York Times reports: Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump’s longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she was resigning. Ms. Hicks, 29, a former model who joined Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign without any experience in politics, became known as one of the few aides who understood his personality and style and could challenge ...

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Kelly Orders Overhaul Of Security Clearance Process

The New York Times reports: John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, ordered an overhaul of the process for granting security clearances, acknowledging that mistakes and shortcomings were exposed by the handling of marital abuse allegations against one of President Trump’s top aides. In a five-page memo distributed Friday afternoon to White House staff, Mr. Kelly suggested that ...

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REPORT: Kelly Fired Omarosa Over WH Car Service

Politico reports: Omarosa Manigault had been using the White House car service — known as “CARPET” — as an office pick-up and drop-off service, something strictly forbidden by the federal government, according to three administration officials. After Kelly dismissed her, Manigault tried to storm the White House residence to appeal to Trump, according to one of the officials, accidentally tripping ...

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White House Sees Highest Turnover In Decades

The New York Times reports: The doors at the White House have been swinging a lot lately. A deputy chief of staff moved on. A speechwriter resigned. The associate attorney general stepped down. The chief of staff offered to quit. And that was just Friday. All of that came after the departure of Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary ...

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REPORT: John Kelly May Be On His Way Out

CNN reports: White House chief of staff John Kelly did not formally tender his resignation to President Donald Trump on Friday, but he did make clear that he would resign if the President wanted him to, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN. Talk of Kelly’s viability as chief of staff reached a fever pitch on Friday afternoon ...

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