Tag Archives: Trump adminstration

Trump Taps Former Pharma Exec To Head HHS

USA Today reports: President Trump said Monday he would name former pharmaceutical company executive Alex Azar as secretary of Health and Human Services. If confirmed by the Senate, Azar would replace Tom Price, who resigned in September amid a scandal over his use of charter aircraft for personal and official travel. It’s the first time Trump has had to replace ...

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Paul Manafort Pledges Trump Tower Apartment In Bid To End House Arrest, Claims At Least $28 Million In Assets

Politico reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who’s facing a federal indictment on charges of money laundering and hiding his work as a foreign agent, claims to be worth $28 million, prosecutors said in a court filing Sunday. Lawyers from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disclosed the figure as negotiations continue over a package of assets Manafort would pledge ...

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New Federal Climate Change Report Contradicts Trump Administration: It’s Real And Humans Are Causing It

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration released a dire scientific report Friday detailing the growing threats of climate change. The report stands in stark contrast to the administration’s efforts to downplay humans’ role in global warming, withdraw from an international climate accord and reverse Obama-era policies aimed at curbing U.S. greenhouse-gas output. The White House did not seek to ...

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Mueller: Paul Manafort Case Will Take Weeks In Court UPDATE: Judge Sets Trial Start For May 7th, 2018

The New York Post reports: Robert Mueller says his prosecutors will need three weeks in court to lay out their case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. The special counsel filed papers Friday estimating a 15-day timeline for presenting his case against the former campaign manager and his business partner, Rick Gates, to a jury. The pair are accused ...

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Sam Clovis Withdraws Agriculture Post Nomination

The Associated Press reported on Twitter just now that Sam Clovis has withdrawn his nomination to the top science post at the Department of Agriculture. The move comes after Clovis was linked to George Papadopoulos in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and hours after a blistering Washington Post story: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist nominee, Sam Clovis, who now ...

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REPORT: Trump Nominee Sam Clovis Has Turned

Politico reports: Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s controversial nominee to be the Agriculture Department’s chief scientist, has been “a fully cooperative witness” in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts told POLITICO. Clovis, a former co-chair and policy adviser to Trump’s campaign, knew that another campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, was ...

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EPA Scrubs “Climate Change” Mentions From Website

The New York Times reports: The Environmental Protection Agency has removed dozens of online resources dedicated to helping local governments address climate change, part of an apparent effort by the agency to play down the threat of global warming. A new analysis made public on Friday found that an E.P.A. website has been scrubbed of scores of links to materials ...

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Tony Perkins: Democrats Invented Tom Price’s Private Jet Scandal To “Distract” Him From Stopping Abortions

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Knowing Tom Price as I have, there’s no doubt in my mind that he meticulously followed every rule. The department’s legal team would have been consulted before he stepped foot on these charters. In the end, though, this isn’t about Secretary Price’s ethics, it’s about trying to discredit one of the ...

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Trump To Announce End To Obama’s DACA Program

Fox News reports: The fate of DACA looms as the border wall debate heats up. President Trump is expected to announce plans to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had halted the deportation of certain young illegal immigrants, a senior administration official told Fox News. The announcement could come as early as Friday. Trump promised to ...

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CNN: We Definitely Won’t Be Hiring The Mooch

The Hill reports: CNN says it won’t try to hire ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, a company spokesman told Buzzfeed on Monday afternoon. Scaramucci has experience in cable news, having hosted “Wall Street Week” on Fox Business and serving as a contributor on Fox News. CNN made a similar declaration when White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned ...

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REPORT: Mrs. Mooch Files For Divorce Over His “Naked Political Ambition” And Because She Despises Trump

The New York Post reports: Anthony Scaramucci, the White House’s potty-mouthed new communications director, has been dumped by his beautiful blond wife because of his “naked political ambition,” multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six. Deidre Ball, who worked as a vice president in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital, the firm he founded in 2005 and sold to ascend to the ...

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Sessions: I’ll Serve As Long As Trump Wants Me

The Associated Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells The Associated Press he’ll continue to serve as long as President Donald Trump wants him to. Sessions told AP Thursday in El Salvador that Trump has every right to find another attorney general. He says: “I serve at the pleasure of the president. I’ve understood that from the day I took ...

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BREAKING: Justice Department Files Brief Arguing That LGBT Workers Are Not Protected By The Civil Rights Act

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: The US Justice Department on Wednesday argued in a major federal lawsuit that a 1964 civil rights law doesn’t protect gay workers from discrimination, thereby diverging from a separate, autonomous federal agency that had supported the gay plaintiff’s case. The Trump administration’s filing is unusual in part because the Justice Department isn’t a party in ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Secretary Of State Tells Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission To “Go Jump In The Gulf Of Mexico”

The Hill reports: Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R) announced Friday that the state would join more than 20 others refusing to turn over voter roll data to President Trump’s voter fraud commission, adding that members of the panel could “go jump in the Gulf of Mexico.” The voter fraud commission on Thursday sent letters to all 50 states ...

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Chris Christie Breaks All-Time Disapproval Record

The New York Daily News reports: How low can Chris Christie go? Not any lower, according to history. Christie now has the lowest approval rating of any New Jersey governor — ever, a Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday showed. Just 15% of New Jersey residents said they approved of the job Christie was doing as governor, the poll showed. That ...

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BREAKING: Senate Investigators Ask Treasury Criminal Division For Financial Info About Trump And Russia

CNN reports: Senate Russia investigators have sent a request to the Treasury Department’s criminal investigation division for any information related to President Donald Trump, his top officials and his campaign aides, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee told CNN Tuesday. “We’ve made a request, to FinCEN in the Treasury Department, to make sure, not just for example vis-a-vis ...

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SWAMPY: Exxon Paid Tillerson $27M In 2016

Reuters reports: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received compensation worth $27.4 million last year when he was chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp, the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer, regulatory filings showed on Thursday. He and other senior executives got raises even though Exxon’s net income fell more than 50 percent in 2016 as the company, like many ...

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Senior Trump Adviser Accused Of Hatch Act Violation After Urging Challenge To Freedom Caucus Rep

Politico reports: A senior adviser to President Donald Trump on Saturday urged a primary challenge against a House Freedom Caucus member, prompting charges that he may have violated federal law against using his official position to sway an election campaign. Dan Scavino Jr., director of social media and senior White House adviser, tweeted that Michigan Rep. Justin Amash is a ...

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Sean Spicer: Trump Believes That Transgender Student Rights Should Be Left Up To The States [VIDEO]

Politico reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that the Trump administration will be issuing “further guidance” on a former Obama directive aimed at protecting the rights of transgender students. “The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states’ rights issue and not one for the federal government,” Spicer said. “So while we have ...

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Senior Trump Staffers Have Active RNC Email Accounts On The Same System That Was Hacked Just Last Year

Lock them up! Lock them up! Newsweek reports: Senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system, Newsweek has learned. The system (rnchq.org) is the same one the George W. Bush administration was accused of using to evade transparency rules after claiming to have “lost” ...

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