Tag Archives: Trump administration

Press Secretary Josh Earnest Rebukes Successor Sean Spicer: I’ve Never Threatened To Eject Reporters


Politico reports: White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Thursday issued an implicit rebuke of his successor, Sean Spicer, who tangled with a CNN reporter in New York on Wednesday at Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect. According to CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Spicer threatened to throw him out the presser after Acosta repeatedly requested that Trump allow him ...

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Today We Met Russia’s Law Firm Of The Year


Law Newz reports: Earlier today, Donald Trump held a press conference, where his attorney, Sheri Dillon, spoke regarding Trump’s business interests. As LawNewz.com noted, Dillon is a partner at the law firm Morgan Lewis & Bokius. Using the services of the firm makes sense for Trump, as Morgan Lewis is a world-renowned organization. In fact, just last year, Chambers and ...

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REPORT: Monica Crowley Also Plagiarized Her Columns


From CNN’s KFile team: Monica Crowley, Donald Trump’s pick for a senior national security communications role, plagiarized multiple sources in some of her columns for the Washington Times, a CNN KFile review has found. CNN’s KFile reviewed close to 50 of Crowley’s columns over the past five years, finding examples of plagiarism in seven. Crowley is a columnist for the ...

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Publisher Yanks Monica Crowley’s Plagiarized Book


The New York Times reports: HarperCollins is withdrawing the digital edition of Monica Crowley’s 2012 book “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?” from retailers, after evidence of plagiarism. Its decision to recall the book comes after a report by CNN that Ms. Crowley, a conservative columnist and TV personality who was chosen by President-elect Donald J. Trump for a high-ranking communications ...

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Civil Rights Leaders Demand Delay To “Rigged” Hearing To Confirm Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions


The International Business Times reports: The confirmation process for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is “rigged” and should be delayed in order to thoroughly vet Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, a group of civil rights leaders said in a conference call with reporters Friday. Citing reports that Democrats will be allowed to call only four witnesses to testify at next ...

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Major Christian Group Slams Trump’s Cabinet Picks And Policy: This Is Certainly No Way To Make America Great


Jack Jenkins reports at Think Progress: One of the country’s largest Christian groups has issued a sternly worded condemnation of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet selections and policy agenda, warning that Trump will put America’s most vulnerable citizens at “greater risk” if he does not change. The National Council of Churches (NCC)—which represents 38 denominations and faith communities, or roughly 45 ...

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Trump Taps Goldman Sachs Advisor To Head SEC


Swampity swamp swamp. The New York Times reports: President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he planned to nominate Jay Clayton, a partner with the prominent New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, the latest appointment with strong ties to Wall Street. If confirmed, Mr. Clayton will be responsible for “encouraging investment ...

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Texas State Official Who Called Hillary The C-Word Seeks To Be Rewarded With Trump Cabinet Position


Politico reports: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller may be famous for granting cupcakes “amnesty” from school nutrition rules and calling Hillary Clinton a “c—” on Twitter, but, as he angles for a job in the Trump cabinet, he wants to talk about local vegetables. The 61-year-old rodeo champion, who’s scheduled to meet with top Trump aides at the president-elect’s Mar-a-Largo ...

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George Soros: Trump Is A Would-Be Dictator


Teabagistan’s number one boogeyman yesterday posted a great essay over at Project Syndicate. An excerpt: Democracy is now in crisis. Even the US, the world’s leading democracy, elected a con artist and would-be dictator as its president. Although Trump has toned down his rhetoric since he was elected, he has changed neither his behavior nor his advisers. His cabinet comprises ...

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Trump Scrambles To Find Hispanic Cabinet Member


Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump, who repeatedly lashed out at Mexican immigrants during the campaign, is scrambling to appoint a Hispanic official to serve in his Cabinet amid criticism that his incoming administration lacks diversity at the highest levels. The search has intensified in recent days, and sources within the transition say officials are determined to have a Hispanic in ...

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Trump Floats “Private-Public” Option For VA


Surely there’s a billionaire healthcare mogul involved. The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump is considering a “public-private option” for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a transition team official said Wednesday. “We think we have to have kind of a … public-private option because some vets love the VA … some vets want to go to the VA,” a senior ...

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BABY DADDY: Trump Communications Director Jason Miller Resigns After Coworker Lobs Adultery Charge


If all you wanted for Christmas was the first Trump team sex scandal, unwrap this from the New York Daily News: Donald Trump’s inner circle was thrown into turmoil Saturday when his newly-named White House communications director resigned after a transition team staffer posted cryptic tweets suggesting he’s a philanderer. Jason Miller announced that he won’t be joining the Trump ...

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Sean Spicer Named White House Press Secretary


MarketWatch reports: President-elect Donald Trump continued appointing central White House staff on Thursday, tapping communications aides Sean Spicer, Hope Hicks, Jason Miller and Daniel Scavino Jr. for key slots. All four officials also will have the title “assistant to the president.” Spicer will serve as press secretary, and Miller will be White House communications director, the transition team said. Hicks ...

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DANCE 10, LOOKS 3: Trump Is Selecting His Highest Cabinet Positions Based On Their Physical Appearance


The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump believes that those who aspire to the most visible spots in his administration should not just be able to do the job, but also look the part. Given Trump’s own background as a master brander and showman who ran beauty pageants as a sideline, it was probably inevitable that he would be looking beyond ...

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Kellyanne Conway Named Counselor To The President


Politico reports: Kellyanne Conway, who served as President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager and has been a senior adviser to his transition team, will serve as counselor to the president in the incoming administration. In its Thursday morning announcement, Trump’s transition team said Conway will “continue her role as a close advisor to the president and will work with senior leadership ...

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SWAMP THINGS: Net Worth Of Trump And His Cabinet Now Greater Than The GDP Of 70 Small Countries


The Boston Globe reports: President-elect Donald Trump boasted about his wealth during his campaign. Now he’s surrounding himself with people who have similarly unimaginable riches. Collectively, the wealth of his Cabinet choices so far is about five times greater than President Obama’s Cabinet and about 34 times greater than the one George W. Bush led at the end of his ...

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Trump Advisor Anthony Scaramucci: Don’t Take Trump’s Words Literally, Take Him Symbolically [VIDEO]


Politico reports: Take Donald Trump seriously but not literally — or better yet, take him symbolically, a member of the president-elect’s transition executive committee advised Tuesday. “No, no, no, no, don’t take him literally, take him symbolically,” Anthony Scaramucci told MSNBC. “See, it’s different.” Scaramucci suggested that Trump has pushed back his news conference from Dec. 15 because “he’s a ...

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Hardcore Teabagger Tapped To Run Budget Office


Politico reports: Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been picked as director of the Office of Management and Budget for President-elect Donald Trump, the transition team confirmed Saturday morning. One of the founding members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, the South Carolina Republican is a fierce fiscal conservative. An aide to the transition team indicated Mulvaney would be tapped Friday night. ...

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Pat Robertson Turns On Sarah Palin: Heaven Help Us If She Gets Tapped To Join Trump’s Cabinet [VIDEO]


Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Even Pat Robertson was baffled by reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Sarah Palin to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, telling his “The 700 Club” co-host Wendy Griffith today that Palin should absolutely not be nominated to the Cabinet post. While Robertson was once a strong supporter of the former Alaska ...

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Priebus: Trump Might Do Away With White House Press Briefings (Because The Media Sucks) [AUDIO]


Via Mediaite: Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus seemingly suggested during an interview with Hugh Hewitt that president elect Donald Trump might do away with or radically change the White House press briefing and other traditional aspects of the press corps. Priebus seemed receptive to a suggestion from Hewitt that Trump should get rid of the “boring” Saturday ...

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