Infighting Is Funny

Blankenship To Attempt Third-Party Senate Run

Politico reports: West Virginia coal baron and former prisoner Don Blankenship announced on Monday that he plans to launch a long-shot third-party Senate bid after finishing a distant third in this month’s Republican primary. Blankenship said he would run in the general election as the Constitution Party nominee. But he would need to overcome a “sore loser” law in West ...

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Conway: Some Leakers Are Senior Officials [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Thursday on Fox & Friends, guest host Abby Huntsman asked Conway if she’s pinpointed the leakers. “Somewhat, yes,” Conway said. The White House counselor went on to say that some higher-ups are involved. “They’re not all in the press and comms shop,” Conway said of the leakers. “And they’re not all junior folks. I mean, let’s be very ...

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REPORT: Trump Wants To Publicly Identify At Least One White House Leaker To Make An Example Out Of Them

The Daily Beast reports: According to two sources who have spoken with the president about this issue in recent days, he has expressed his desire for at least one prominent “leaker” to be conclusively identified and “dealt with,” in order to make an example of him or her. Some Trump allies outside the White House are equally, if not more, ...

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State TV Hosts Bemoan White House Leakers: It’s Just Sad That Trump Can’t Trust His Own Staff [VIDEO]

“The president relies on his advisors to be around him, to speak their mind. If the advisors feel like if I say something that that person doesn’t like and they are going to leak it, the president is not getting good advice. So he is owed the sanctity of a private conversation. Nonetheless, there is leaking from the White House ...

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Kellyanne Conway: White House Staffers Who Leak To “Shiv Each Other” Will Be Found And Fired [VIDEO]

CNN reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday she expects personnel changes as a result of leaks within the White House staff. In an interview with Fox News, Conway said she had “several discussions” with President Donald Trump Monday about White House leaks. Asked if she expects personnel changes as a result, Conway said, “I do, actually. Yes I ...

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Trump Rages: My White House Leakers Are Traitors

Mediaite reports: Trump’s tweet comes as the White House continues to face major criticism because Sadler said that McCain’s opposition to CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel is irrelevant because he’s “dying anyway.” Critics are demanding an apology from the over those insensitive remarks, and yet, the White House has dug in with their position that the leak of Sadler’s comments ...

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Blankenship To “Cocaine Mitch”: This Isn’t Over [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Despite finishing last place in the West Virginia Republican primaries last week, Don Blankenship is still releasing advertisements attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who funneled thousands of dollars into that race to oppose him. In a new 60-second spot shared on Blankenship’s Facebook page over the weekend, the failed Senate candidate attacked McConnell for ...

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REPORT: WH Aide Plotted Spying On His Coworkers To Catch Leakers Or Those Seen As “Disloyal” To Trump

The Daily Beast reports: A former National Security Council official now working for Attorney General Jeff Sessions explored ways to surreptitiously monitor the communications of White House staff for leaks or perceived political disloyalty to Donald Trump, according to three former Trump NSC officials familiar with the effort. Ezra Cohen-Watnick, whom former national security adviser Michael Flynn brought onto the ...

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OKLAHOMA: NRA Vows To Unseat GOP Gov. Mary Fallin After Veto Of No-Permit Or Training Open Carry Gun Bill

The Associated Press reports: Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state. The veto comes after opposition from the business community and law enforcement authorities, including top officials with the Oklahoma State ...

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Sam Nunberg On Cohen: The President Doesn’t Let People Get Away With Making Money On Him [VIDEO]

He’s baaaaaack! Raw Story reports: Appearing on MSNBC, a ducking and weaving Sam Nunberg refused to say specifically what he told a grand jury empaneled by special counsel Robert Mueller looking into outside influence in President Donald Trump’s campaign, but admitted he was questioned about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s finances. Nunberg said that he had no idea what Cohen was ...

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Hannity Tears Into Sessions And Rosenstein: Are You Part Of The Swamp, Part Of The Deep State? [VIDEO]

“If the Attorney General does not take significant measures to find urgency and speed up delivery of these requested for months and even years of unredacted documents, then it is time for Sessions, Rosenstein, and anyone else who is obstructing Congress’ investigation to be held in contempt and face the serious legal consequences associated with it. In other words, Mr. ...

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REPORT: White House Staffers May Quit Over Giuliani

Axios reports: If you were gobsmacked watching Rudy Giuliani’s media tour this week — which he launched on Fox News’ Hannity by announcing that Trump reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen for a hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels — you weren’t alone. What we’re hearing: A White House official told me there were “a couple of Mooch references” in the West Wing ...

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GOP Rep. Devin Nunes Phones State TV: I Will Push To Hold Jeff Sessions In Contempt Of Congress [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced Sunday he’s going to push Congress this week to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress. This extreme step is a culmination of the frustration the California Republican explained he’s felt in dealing with a Justice Department that had stymied his requests for information, during the panel’s ...

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White House Pissed After Scott Pruitt’s Team Shops Negative Stories About Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

The Atlantic reports: As Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt faces a seemingly endless stream of scandal, his team is scrambling to divert the spotlight to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. And the White House isn’t happy about it. In the last week, a member of Pruitt’s press team, Michael Abboud, has been shopping negative stories about Zinke to multiple outlets, ...

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Glorious Leader Melts Down Over “Idiot” Report

Via Mediaite: President Trump, likely in response to the new reporting about John Kelly calling him an “idiot,” went off on the “Fake News” yet again tonight. NBC News reported earlier today that Kelly has called the President an “idiot” on multiple occasions. And perhaps Trump was watching CNN’s reporting tonight before tweeting, for that network reported Kelly used the ...

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Omarosa Confirms “Shithole Countries” Comment By Trump In Tweet To Nigerian President: “FYI He Said It”

The New York Daily News reports: She may be out of the “Big Brother” house, but Omarosa is keeping the White House gossip coming. President Trump’s former aide lent her two cents to the discussion over the President’s infamous “s–thole countries” remark by tweeting directly to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. “President @MBuhari FYI he said it. #Naija,” she wrote on ...

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REPORT: John Kelly Repeatedly Called Trump “An Idiot”

NBC News reports: White House chief of staff John Kelly has eroded morale in the West Wing in recent months with comments to aides that include insulting the president’s intelligence and casting himself as the savior of the country, according to eight current and former White House officials. The officials said Kelly portrays himself to Trump administration aides as the ...

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Far-Right Melts Down Over Syria Strike: Fuck Trump!

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. was joining France and Britain in a coordinated airstrike against Syria broke Alex Jones. “What the fuck!” Jones shouted, pounding his fist on the table. “Is there nobody fucking pure in this goddamned fucking world?!” “You fucking goddamn degenerate fucks!” Jones said. “I shouldn’t be on air right now.” And then, ...

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Unnamed House Republican To Erick Erickson: “Donald Trump Is An Evil Really Fucking Stupid Forrest Gump”

Over on the Resurgent, right wing commentator Erick Erickson has recounted a conversation with an unnamed GOP member of the US House. An excerpt: “If we’re going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherfucker,” said the congressman as we roamed the aisles of a Safeway grocery store together. I haven’t been in a Safeway since ...

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Racist Pro-Trump Troll Doxed By Pro-Trump Nazis

The New York Daily News reports: Infighting among white supremacists led to a major development this week: one of the most notorious pro-Trump internet trolls was outed as a Middlebury College grad who lives in Manhattan. Ricky Vaughn, an alt-right troll who was banned from Twitter for spreading anti-Semitic and racist content, got into a toxic back-and-forth with other far-right ...

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