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Trump Departs For Nine-Day Foreign Trip Amid Roiling Domestic Scandals, Nation Hurriedly Changes Locks

The Hill reports: President Trump set off Friday for his first foreign trip, a nine-day, five-stop tour of the Middle East and Europe that comes amid turmoil at home. rump said in a Friday morning tweet he’s excited for the trip. He tweeted Friday morning: “Getting ready for my big foreign trip. Will be strongly protecting American interests – that’s ...

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White House Insiders To Trump: You Need To Lawyer Up

The New York Times reports: Several White House advisers and personal associates of President Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer to help him deal with issues arising from a surging controversy over whether his campaign had ties to Russia, according to several people briefed on the conversations. The recommendations came even before a special counsel was ...

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Rod Rosenstein: I Knew Trump Would Fire Comey Before I Wrote The Memo Trump Used To Justify Firing

The Washington Post reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein told the full Senate he knew that former Director James B. Comey would be fired before he wrote his controversial memo that the White House initially used as justification for President Trump firing the FBI director. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) said that Rosenstein told the senators that he knew on ...

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REPORT: Michael Flynn Might Defy Senate Subpoena

NBC News reports: A top Republican has clarified that while former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t yet cooperated with the Senate Intelligence Committee, his lawyers have “not yet indicated their intentions” regarding a subpoena issued last week for documents relevant to the panel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. North Carolina Republican and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman ...

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Third Candidate For FBI Director Withdraws

Can you blame any of them? The Hill reports: A former Justice Department official has withdrawn her name from consideration to replace former FBI Director James Comey, according to multiple reports. Former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush, has removed herself from the White House’s shortlist. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn was ...

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WaPo: Impromptu Support Groups For Trump Staffers Have Formed, Friends Worried About Their Mental State

The Washington Post reports: As Donald Trump has grown increasingly angry and frustrated with his White House staff, the beleaguered targets of his ire have a quietly roiling gripe of their own — their boss, the president himself. For many White House staffers, impromptu support groups of friends, confidants and acquaintances have materialized, calling and texting to check in, inquiring ...

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Todd Starnes: The White House Is A Mess

Todd Starnes has the wailing sadz for Fox News: Look, I don’t know what’s going on in the White House – but it’s a mess. And the buck stops with the president. The White House is infested with those who pledge their allegiance to liberal ideology. Those individuals need to be given the heave-ho. There’s also a significant problem with ...

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Sen. Angus King: Obstruction Of Justice Is A Serious Offense, Trump Is Now Closer To Impeachment [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Independent Sen. Angus King (Maine) said he now “reluctantly” believes that impeachment is on the table for President Trump following reports that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to end the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. In an interview on CNN Tuesday evening, Wolf Blitzer asked King if the details of the report ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Leaked Intel Came From Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel was the source of the classified intelligence US President Donald trump revealed to Russian officials at a meeting at the White House last week, The New York Times reported on Tuesday evening. According to the Times, “a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information” has revealed Israel ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Shakes Up Press Briefing, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Do Damage Control

An emergency shakeup for today’s schedule: White House officials hastily changed their plans to brief reporters Tuesday amid controversy over reports that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials, opting to have national security adviser H.R. McMaster speak publicly rather than press secretary Sean Spicer. Although Spicer and McMaster were slated to brief reporters together at a televised ...

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CRISIS OF CREDIBILITY: Sen. Chuck Schumer Demands Transcript Of Trump’s “Stunning” Intel Leak To Russians

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday demanded that the Trump administration provide a transcript of the president’s conversation with the Russian ambassador in order to determine whether Trump divulged classified information. Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Trump administration should provide an unedited transcript to the Senate intelligence Committee, a panel that requires security clearances that would ...

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NYT Op-Ed: When The World Is Led By A Child

David Brooks writes for the New York Times: At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he ...

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Homocon Matt Drudge Blasts The Washington Post For “Bloodsport” Of Accurately Reporting On Trump

The Hill reports: Matt Drudge took to Twitter Tuesday morning to slam The Washington Post’s newsroom for openly applauding record-breaking traffic numbers for its “hit” report that President Trump revealed sensitive information to top Russian diplomats. The Drudge tweet comes after the Post’s Glenn Kessler tweeted Monday night that applause broke out in the newsroom when internet traffic for the ...

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Mitch McConnell Laments Relentless Trump “Drama”

The Associated Press reports: The Senate’s top Republican says “we can do with a little less drama from the White House” so the GOP can focus on advancing the party’s legislative agenda. Appearing Tuesday morning on Bloomberg Business, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was responding to reports that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about the Islamic State group ...

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White House Staffers Turned Up TVs To Drown Out Screaming By Trump Insiders After Russia News

Raw Story reports: Reporters at the White House on Monday overheard yelling between White House press secretary Sean Spicer, chief White House counsel Steve Bannon, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House Communications Director Michale Dubke, prompting staffers to turn up TV’s to drown out the back-and-forth. According to BuzzFeed’s Adrian Carrasquillo, the officials walked into ...

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Private Cell Phone Number Of Defense Secretary James Mattis Accidentally Leaked By Trump’s Bodyguard

And the hits just keep coming. From the Washington Post: We got a call Friday from a reader named Paul Redmond that The Post had accidentally published Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s private cell phone number. A story about President Trump’s bodyguard Keith Schiller, Redmond said, was accompanied by a photograph of the two of them walking on White House ...

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REPORT: How Trump Gets His Fake News

Wow. Politico reports: White House chief of staff Reince Priebus issued a stern warning at a recent senior staff meeting: Quit trying to secretly slip stuff to President Trump. Just days earlier, K.T. McFarland, the deputy national security adviser, had given Trump a printout of two Time magazine covers. One, supposedly from the 1970s, warned of a coming ice age; ...

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REPORT: Trump Mulls Major West Wing Shakeup

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump is growing increasingly dissatisfied with the performance of his chief of staff, Reince Priebus; the communications director, Michael Dubke; and Mr. Spicer, a Priebus ally, according to a half-dozen West Wing officials who said the president was considering the most far-reaching shake-up of his already tumultuous term. He has been especially critical of ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sean Spicer Emerges From The Bushes To Deliver Today’s Perfectly Accurate Press Briefing

Oh, this WILL be fun. Via Newsweek: Sarah Huckabee Sanders had been filling in for Spicer while he was on Navy Duty. This will be the first press briefing for Spicer since President Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Earlier today, President Trump tweeted that maybe press briefings are a waste of time. President Donald Trump says his busy schedule ...

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POOR OPTICS: Trump Scraps Visit To FBI Headquarters After Being Told He Wouldn’t Get A Standing Ovation

NBC News reports: The White House has abandoned the idea of President Trump visiting FBI headquarters after being told he would not be greeted warmly, administration officials told NBC News. Amid the continuing fallout over his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, Trump was considering an appearance at the FBI’s J Edgar Hoover Building in downtown Washington, DC. The ...

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