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REPORT: Omarosa May Have Taped Confidential White House Convos, Fears Being Swept Up In Mueller’s Probe

The New York Daily News reports: Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman may have taped confidential West Wing conversations and fears being caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, sources told the Daily News on Thursday. The former reality TV star’s official last day in the Trump administration is Saturday — despite the abrupt announcement of her departure last ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News reports: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and White House legislative director Marc Short are holding an on-camera briefing at the White House regarding a possible government shutdown. If Congress doesn’t pass new funding by Friday night, the government will shut down early Saturday morning. So far, the House passed a short-term spending bill Thursday night, ...

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Kellyanne Conway: Dems Want A Shutdown Because They’re Playing To Their “Very Left Wing Base” [VIDEO]

From the right wing Washington Times: Kellyanne Conway said Friday the Democrats are the ones to blame for the shutdown, arguing that they will are hurting more than President Trump with their actions. “It really is regrettable that Democrats are willing to shutdown the government — which means not just saying no to President Trump, but saying no to our ...

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Feds Drop Suit Against Predatory Payday Lenders

Bloomberg reports: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dropping a lawsuit against a group of payday lenders associated with an American Indian tribe in a sign the regulator is changing direction under Mick Mulvaney, the acting director appointed by the Trump administration. The agency had accused the lenders of deceiving consumers and failing to disclose the true cost of the ...

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Wikileaks: Trump Frequently Issues False Information

Newsweek reports: WikiLeaks has hit out at the White House as a source of false information following Donald Trump’s so-called Fake News Awards. The awards, which were announced on Wednesday evening (and saw Newsweek take a very respectable eight place), singled out The New York Times, ABC and CNN for the top spots—but WikiLeaks took the time to remind Trump ...

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Bannon Made A Major Oopsie To US House Panel

Axios reports: Steve Bannon made one conspicuous slip up in his closed-door hearing on Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the confidential proceedings. Bannon admitted that he’d had conversations with Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and legal spokesman Mark Corallo about Don Junior’s infamous meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower in June ...

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Kelly: Trump’s Immigration Pledges Were “Uninformed”

The Washington Post reports: White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that the United States will never construct a physical wall along the entire stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and that some of President Trump’s campaign promises on immigration were “uninformed.” The comments put Kelly at odds with Trump, who repeatedly said during his presidential ...

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Tillerson Vows Indefinite US Presence In Syria

Bloomberg reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged patience in waiting out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying there’s no place for him in the war-torn country’s future while vowing that the U.S. military will remain to counter Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Iran. In remarks prepared for a policy speech Wednesday on the Syrian war, Tillerson called for closer cooperation with ...

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White House Tell-All To Become TV Series

From the Hollywood Reporter: Michael Wolff’s controversial Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is coming to television. Endeavor Content — the financing and sales arm formed in October between sister companies William Morris Endeavor and IMG — has purchased film and television rights to the No. 1 best-selling book. The massive deal is said to be in the ...

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RNC Accuses Sen. Cory Booker Of “Mansplaining” Trump’s Bigotry To DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

The Hill reports: The Republican National Committee (RNC) slammed Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday, accusing him of “mansplaining” to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during her hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In an email titled “Derogatory Cory”, the RNC urged readers to “picture” a male Republican lawmaker “mansplaining” to a female Cabinet secretary. “There’d ...

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Steve Bannon Strikes Deal With Robert Mueller

CNN reports: Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, two people familiar with the process told CNN. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the sources said. The sources did not say when the interview will take place or if ...

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Trump Administration Seeks To Shield Health Workers Who Refuse To Treat LGBT Patients Because Jesus

Politico reports: The Trump administration is poised to overhaul the HHS civil rights office as part of a broader plan to protect health workers who don’t want to perform abortions, treat transgender patients seeking to transition or provide other services for which they have religious or moral objections. Under a proposed rule — which has been closely guarded at HHS ...

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John McCain Denounces Trump’s Attacks On The Media: Trump Is Providing Cover For “Repressive Regimes”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s assault on the press, most often through barbed tweets and harsh words, has manifested itself more dangerously around the world, Sen. John McCain wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, granting the legitimacy of the White House to press-stifling efforts worldwide. “Reporters around the world face intimidation, threats of violence, harassment, persecution and sometimes even death ...

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REPORT: Bannon To “Fully Cooperate” With Mueller

Axios reports: Steve Bannon, who was inside the White House when FBI Director James Comey was fired and has strong opinions about what happened, “intends to fully cooperate with Mueller,” according to a source familiar with Bannon’s thinking. The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff scooped Bannon’s legal strategy last night. The source said that the White House has placed zero restrictions ...

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Wolff Gained WH Access With Flattering Book Title

Bloomberg reports: Author Michael Wolff’s pitch to the White House to win cooperation for his book included a working title that signaled a sympathetic view, a counter-narrative to a slew of negative news stories early in Donald Trump’s presidency. He called it “The Great Transition: The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration.” And in part due to that title, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Tuesday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who last week declared President Donald Trump in “excellent health,” will provide more details of the President’s medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday. The White House said last week that Jackson would join ...

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DOJ To Petition SCOTUS On Dismantling DACA

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the “rare step” of asking the Supreme Court to clear the way for the Trump administration to dismantle a federal program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood. The Department of Justice said it filed a notice of ...

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Mueller Subpoenas Steve Bannon In Russia Probe

The New York Times reports: Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The move marked the first ...

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TODAY: Bannon Meets With US House Panel On Russia

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The interview with the House Intelligence Committee comes after Bannon’s public falling out with the president over comments Bannon made to author Michael Wolff for ...

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Feds Warned Kushner About Rupert Murdoch’s Ex-Wife

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further the interests of the Chinese government, according to people familiar with the matter. U.S. officials ...

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