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Trump Cancels Iowa Campaign Rally

Hmm. The Hill reports: President Trump has canceled a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that was previously scheduled to be held next week. “Due to an unfortunate change in President Trump’s schedule, we will need to unfortunately postpone the previously schedule rally in Cedar Rapids,” a statement from the Trump campaign read. “President Trump will see you in Iowa ...

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Intelligence Leaker Trump Orders Justice Department To Root Out US Leakers Of Intel On Manchester Attack

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump Thursday ordered the Justice Department and other agencies to conduct a “complete review” of government leaks of sensitive information and hunt for culprits in the wake of a furor with Great Britain over publicly revealed intelligence. “The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “These ...

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Michael Flynn To Defy Senate Subpoena, Will Invoke Fifth Amendment Protection Against Self-Incrimination

The Associated Press reports: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents. That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private interactions ...

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Trump Just CURTSIED Before The Saudi King [VIDEO]

John Aravosis reports at AmericaBlog: Conservative media is crowing that unlike President Obama, Donald Trump did not “bow” to the Saudi King. And they’re right. He curtsied. Mind you, Trump’s odd genuflect to the Saudi king comes after a campaign in which Trump regularly savaged the Saudis as sexist homophobes. Trump did this in an attempt to suggest that Hillary ...

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REPORT: White House Lawyers Consult Experts In Impeachment Procedures, You Know, Just In Case

CNN reports: White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that President Donald Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office, two people briefed on the discussions tell CNN. White House officials believe the President has the backing of Republican allies in ...

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REPORT: Trump Told Russian Diplomats That Firing The “Nut Job” Comey Eased Pressure Of Investigation

The New York Times reports: President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which ...

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Government Ethics Letter Reveals Trump’s Lawyer Didn’t Want Him To Sign Financial Disclosure Form

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump’s attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics. Attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal financial disclosure because he is filing voluntarily this year. But OGE director Walter Shaub ...

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Conservatives Ponder Possibility Of “President Pence”

Politico reports: Not since the release of the Access Hollywood tape, in which Donald Trump bragged about groping women by the genitals, have some conservatives thought so seriously, if a bit wistfully, about two words: President Pence. The scandals clouding Trump’s presidency — including, most recently, his firing of FBI Director James Comey, his alleged leak of classified information to ...

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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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REPORT: Spicer’s Daily Press Briefings Are Ending

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is considering scaling back White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s public role, according to several officials familiar with the president’s thinking, as Trump also weighs a broader shakeup of his communications shop in the wake of several scandals. The press secretary, who has turned into a household name over the past five months and garnered ...

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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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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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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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Russian Spox Appears To Contradict Trump: It’s “Fake News” That He Shared Classified Intelligence With Us

Deutsche Welle reports: On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that he was acting within the privilege afforded his position when he shared intelligence with Russian officials at the White House last week. Earlier Tuesday, and seemingly contradictory, Russian Foreign Ministry officials had told the Moscow-based Interfax news agency that reports that Trump had revealed highly classified secrets ...

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Trump: I Have The Right To Share Intel With Russia

The New York Times reports: President Trump declared on Twitter early Tuesday that he had an “absolute right” to share with top Russian officials information about an Islamic State threat during a White House meeting last week. He spoke out after multiple news accounts emerged that he had disclosed classified information to the Russian officials, possibly jeopardizing a relationship with ...

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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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Trump Doubles Down On Threat To End Press Briefings, Won’t Commit To Keeping Sean Spicer [VIDEO]

Fox News this afternoon released a portion of an interview Trump has done with nutcase Jeanine Pirro in which he doubles down on this morning’s tweeted threat to pull back on press briefings. Not only that, Trump wouldn’t commit to keeping Spicey around much longer. Via Mediaite: “Is Spicer your press secretary today and tomorrow?” Pirro asked. “Will he be ...

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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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