Tag Archives: Trump administration

Trump Administration Rules That Trump’s Company Is Running Trump Hotel In “Full Compliance” With Rules

This is normal. Everything is fine. The Washington Post reports: Government officials overseeing the Trump International Hotel’s lease with the federal government have determined the deal is in “full compliance” despite a clause in the agreement barring any “elected official of the Government of the United States” from deriving “any benefit.” In a Thursday letter to Eric Trump, the president’s ...

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Michael Flynn Never Signed Trump’s Ethics Pledge

The Daily Beast reports: The White House’s former top national security official did not sign an ethics pledge ostensibly required of all Trump administration appointees barring them from ethically questionable lobbying activities, The Daily Beast has learned. A spokesman for former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn confirmed on Tuesday that Flynn did not sign the pledge during his brief tenure. ...

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HHS Strips LGBT Seniors From Annual Survey

NBC News reports: Advocates are outraged that questions about LGBTQ seniors have suddenly been removed from an annual survey that determines services for elderly Americans. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) uses the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP) to decide how to allocate federal funding to groups that work with the elderly. For years, LGBTQ ...

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REPORT: White House Installs Informants At Each Cabinet Agency To Report On “Loyalty” To Trump

The Washington Post reports: Most members of President Trump’s Cabinet do not yet have leadership teams in place or even nominees for top deputies. But they do have an influential coterie of senior aides installed by the White House who are charged — above all — with monitoring the secretaries’ loyalty, according to eight officials in and outside the administration. ...

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Kellyanne Conway: I’d Rather “Slit My Wrists, Bleed Out, Jump Off The Bridge” Than Have Sean Spicer’s Job

New York Magazine today published a lengthy interview with Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway. Here’s the bit getting the most attention: “I don’t do the press briefings,” she explained. “Sean does!” Walking into a small office space behind the briefing lectern, she could see that her words had already made their way to various cable-news chyrons, which thrilled her. “And there ...

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Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway Complains: Nobody Can Take A Joke In “Humorless” Washington

Politico reports: Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said Washington is “humorless.” “No one can take a joke either, that is definitely true, humorless Washington,” Conway said Friday when asked about her comment that microwaves can be for surveillance. Conway was attending the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit when she joked that she no longer eats ice cream right out ...

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Tillerson Threatens Preemptive Attack On North Korea: “The Policy Of Strategic Patience Has Ended” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson ruled out on Friday opening any negotiation with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs and said for the first time that the Trump administration might be forced to take pre-emptive action “if they elevate the threat of their weapons program” to an unacceptable level. Mr. Tillerson’s ...

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Trump Budget Chief: Programs To Feed Needy Children And Seniors “Just Don’t Show Any Results” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: At a news conference Thursday, Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief, defended proposed cuts to the Meals on Wheels program, which provides food aid to needy senior citizens, by saying the program is one of many that is “just not showing any results.” Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit group that receives funding from the federal ...

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REVEALED: Deposed Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Was Also Paid By Kremlin TV Network

CNN reports: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, was paid more than $33,750 by Russia’s state-run broadcaster RT TV-Russia for a speech in Moscow in December 2015, a top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee has learned. The US intelligence community has long assessed RT to be a propaganda tool of the Kremlin, writing in ...

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Secret Service Investigates Two Of Their Own Agents For Taking Selfies With Trump’s Sleeping Grandson

Mother Jones reports: A source with knowledge of the information tells Mother Jones that two Secret Service agents who were assigned to protect Donald Trump III, President Donald Trump’s grandson, took selfies with the eight year old while he was sleeping. The incident is now under investigation. The source was clear that the agents were not under investigation for criminal ...

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REPORT: Hungarian Nazi Group Claims Trump Advisor Sebastian Gorka Pledged “Lifelong Loyalty” To Them

The Forward reports: Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s top counter-terrorism adviser, is a formal member of a Hungarian far-right group that is listed by the U.S. State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II, leaders of the organization have told the Forward. The elite order, known as the Vitézi Rend, was ...

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CANADA: Girl Guides Suspend Trips To USA Because Trump’s Travel Ban Puts Them In “Risky Situation”

The Toronto Star reports: Girl Guides of Canada is cancelling any trips to the United States, citing concerns that some members could be turned away at the border. “It also has to do with safety,” Sarah Kiriliuk, the organization’s national manager of marketing and communication, said Monday. “We want to make sure that if our girls are traveling that they ...

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Colbert Mocks “Inspector Gadget Conway” [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: “It’s true,” Colbert said facetiously. “Microwaves that turn into cameras. How do you think we film this show?” The camera then turned to someone manning a microwave on a tripod. Colbert also sarcastically backed up Conway’s declaration in an interview with CNN that she was “not Inspector Gadget.” “Inspector Gadget had all sorts of tools at his ...

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Kushner Family Company To Rake In $400M From Company With “Murky Ties” To Chinese Government

Bloomberg reports: A company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, stands to receive more than $400 million from a prominent Chinese company that is investing in the Kushners’ marquee Manhattan office tower at 666 Fifth Ave. The planned $4-billion transaction includes terms that some real estate experts consider unusually favorable for the ...

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Trump Administration Won’t Say If He’s Really Donating His Presidential Salary Like He Promised Many Times

The New York Daily News reports: Here’s the $400,000 question: What is President Trump doing with his White House salary? The White House has thus far refused to say how the business mogul is handling his executive pay — even though Trump vowed on the campaign trail he’d be giving it all away. The Constitution mandates that the President receive ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Sean Spicer Confronted At Apple Store

The New York Post reports: White House spokesman Sean Spicer was accosted by an Indian-American woman — who peppered him with questions about committing “treason” and working for a “fascist” like President Trump — as he shopped in an Apple Store over the weekend. The encounter has since gone viral after the woman who filmed it, Shree Chauhan, 33, claimed ...

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Kellyanne Conway Blasts “Sexist” Critics: This Happens Because I’m Not Pro-Abortion And Anti-Male [VIDEO]

Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News this morning to blast “sexist” criticism of her, which has often included social media memes depicting her as haggard-looking. Which never ever ever happened to Hillary Clinton. According to Conway, her enemies target her because she’s a “pro-life, high-ranking female White House official for President Donald Trump.” She added, “This is what ...

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Trump Fires US Attorney Preet Bharara

That took all of three hours. The Washington Post reports: Preet Bharara, one of the most high-profile federal prosecutors in the country, was fired Saturday after refusing to submit a letter of resignation as part of an ouster of the remaining U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration, according to people familiar with the matter. “I did not ...

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Rachel Maddow: Mike Pence Is Flat-Out Lying When He Says He Didn’t Know About Michael Flynn [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow continues her investigations into President Donald Trump’s complicated ties to foreign governments. Last night’s installment was about the tangled web of retired Gen. Michael Flynn’s connections to Russia and now Turkey.Last night, in an interview with Bret Baier on Fox News, Vice President Mike Pence said that the story about Flynn and Turkey ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Demands Resignations Of All 46 Remaining Obama-Appointed US Attorneys

The Association Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during prior presidential administrations, the Justice Department said Friday. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former president Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of ...

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