Tag Archives: Trump administration

Breitbart Has The Steve Bannon Sadz: This Might Be The Beginning Of The End For The Trump Administration

There’s a raging uproar over at Breitbart, as you’d expect, with many claiming they are giving up on Trump. They won’t, but it’s fun to watch. From their editor Joel Pollak: President Donald Trump’s decision to part ways with Steve Bannon can be understood as an effort to save his presidency after Charlottesville. It may turn out to be the ...

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REPORT: Steve Bannon Is Very Likely Getting The Ax

We’ve heard this before, but here’s what Axios is saying: A decision is imminent from White House chief of staff John Kelly on whether Steve Bannon will keep his job, according to administration officials with knowledge of the situation. Bannon, who has run afoul of Trump in the past, is now suspected by the president of leaking about his West ...

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The Mooch: Trump Needs To Fire Steve Bannon [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says if it were up to him, top adviser Steve Bannon would be gone from President Trump’s administration. But, he notes, “It’s not up to me.” Bannon’s position as the president’s chief strategist may be in jeopardy, two sources close to the White House told CBS News chief White House ...

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Trump To Send Jared Kushner Back To The Middle East

Trump is sending Jared back to the Middle East because the real estate developer wasn’t able to solve a 50 year-old battle on the first visit: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law, Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will travel to the region. The trio will meet with leaders from ...

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“The Mooch” Appears On SNL: Summer Edition [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: “Saturday Night Live” didn’t miss its chance to lampoon “The Mooch” after all. In the first of four Thursday episodes of “Weekend Update: Summer Edition,” “SNL” alum Bill Hader returned to play Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director whose brief tenure included a vulgarity-laced interview with The New Yorker. “You know how you miss me, ...

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Sebastian Gorka Invokes The Holocaust: When People Often Say They Want To Kill You, Take Them Seriously

The New York Daily News reports: Trump’s Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka continued the administration’s tradition of Holocaust talk Thursday while apparently pushing for Trump to take action against Kim Jong Un’s rogue nuclear state. Gorka — who has family ties to a Nazi-affiliated Hungarian nationalist group — gave an interview to BBC’s Radio 4 in which he recalled a conversation ...

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Trump’s USDA Bans Saying “Climate Change”

The Guardian reports: Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead. A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a USDA unit that oversees farmers’ land conservation, show that ...

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Far-Right Groups Work With Russian Bots In Campaign To Sack “Subversive And Disloyal” H.R. McMaster

For several days far-right sites such as Breitbart, aided by an army of Russian bots on social media, have pressured Trump to fire National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. Just in from the extremist Center For Security Policy: The Center for Security Policy last week joined with others  who are alarmed at the disloyal and subversive behavior of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.  ...

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Man Worth $430M Warns Trump Not To Raise Taxes On The Wealthy: Nobody Cares If Bill Gates Gets Richer

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump should not impose a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans, media mogul and two-time GOP presidential candidate Steve Forbes told CNBC on Monday. Axios reported last month that top White House advisor Steve Bannon is pushing for a tax increase “on the wealthiest Americans to pay for steep middle and working-class tax cuts.” “That kind ...

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REPORT: AT&T Considers Selling CNN After Time Warner Merger To Curry Favor With Trump Administration

Deadline reports: There are rumblings at the highest executive levels that AT&T’s top executives are considering divesting some Time Warner assets — including news organization CNN and celebrity gossip site TMZ — after they merge. AT&T expects the Justice Department to approve its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, and for the deal to close, by year end. The telco ...

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John Oliver Rips Into “Minion” Stephen Miller [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Oliver seemed shocked to learn Miller is 31 human years old. He is, Oliver pointed out, the same age as the Olsen twins, who Oliver continues to insist on referring to in the singular because he’s convinced they are just one person. Oliver also played for his viewers the video that’s been circulating of Miller at Santa Monica ...

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Sean Spicer Signs With Top Television Lawyer

The New York Post reports: Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer today signed with renowned attorney Bob Barnett, who represents a host of top politicians and TV news personalities, as he negotiates a big TV deal. Sources say Spicer signed with Barnett and Michael O’Connor of Williams & Connolly Thursday after taking meetings with all the major TV and ...

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Robert Mueller Empanels DC Grand Jury On Russia

Tick tock tick tock: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. That’s a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase, the report said. Legal experts quoted by the newspaper say ...

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The Mooch Has Canceled His Live-Stream Event

Vanity Fair reports: Before he (temporarily) disappears from public view, however, Scaramucci had a few things to get off his chest. Which is why he promised to tell the American people what really went down during his week and a half on the job, in an “online event” Friday that could be the biggest spectacle in Washington since James Comey’s ...

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Russian PM Blasts “Completely Impotent” Trump Over Sanctions, Declares Start Of “Full-Fledged Trade War”

WOW. The Washington Examiner reports: On Wednesday, President Trump signed a new sanctions bill targeting Russia. Russia has reacted with unrestrained fury. Indeed, fury is an understatement. In a Facebook post specifically referencing Trump, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (No. 2 only to Putin), warned that Congress sees Trump as “an incompetent player” who must be “liquidated”. Yes, you ...

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Rex Tillerson Spurns $80M Earmarked To Fight Russian Disinformation Campaigns, Funds To Expire Next Month

Politico reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is resisting the pleas of State Department officials to spend nearly $80 million allocated by Congress for fighting terrorist propaganda and Russian disinformation. It is highly unusual for a Cabinet secretary to turn down money for his department. But more than five months into his tenure, Tillerson has not issued a simple request ...

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Former FBI Director James Comey Signs Book Deal

The Associated Press reports: Former FBI Director James Comey has a book deal. Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Comey is writing a book about leadership and decision making that will draw upon his career in government. Comey will write about experiences that made him the FBI’s best-known and most controversial FBI head in recent times, from ...

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New Chief Of Staff Closes Oval Office Door

Axios reports: The door to the Oval Office used to be wide open, with favored officials drifting in and out — even in the middle of meetings — to kibitz with Trump. Now, the door is closed. Gen. John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, has taken control in dramatic fashion, and is already imposing unmistakable signs of ...

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Senate Confirms Trump’s Replacement For Comey

The Washington Post reports: The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director, filling a critical post that has remained vacant since President Trump fired James B. Comey in May. The vote was 92 to 5. Wray, a former senior Justice Department official known for his low-key demeanor, told lawmakers during his confirmation hearing ...

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Harvard Alumni Directory Lists The Mooch As Deceased

The Washington Post reports: The blink-and-you-missed-him former White House communications director is listed as deceased in the new Harvard Law School alumni directory, which arrived in alums’ mailboxes the very week that “The Mooch” became the most talked-about guy in politics. An asterisk by the 1989 graduate’s name indicates that he was reported dead since the last directory, which was ...

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