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BREAKING: Trump To Fire Director Of Secret Service

CNN reports: United States Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles is being removed from his position, multiple administration officials tell CNN. President Donald Trump instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Alles. Alles remains in his position as of now but has been asked to leave. The Secret Service director reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland …

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Top Labor Dept Official Resigns Amid Ethics Probe

Bloomberg Law reports: A Labor Department official who worked for a steel company in a lawsuit against a worker union after joining the Trump administration has stepped down from his post in the face of ethics questions. Associate Deputy Labor Secretary Michael Avakian resigned effective April 5, a Labor Department official told Bloomberg Law. The move comes less than one …

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Hillary On DHS Secretary’s Departure: This Won’t End This Administration’s Cruelty, It’s Their Principal Policy

Bustle reports: The 2016 Democratic nominee for president has some thoughts on the Homeland Security secretary’s departure: that it won’t probably change all that much. Responding to Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure, Hillary Clinton rebuked the Trump administration’s immigration policy, saying the “administration’s dehumanization and cruelty toward migrants” won’t stop with the leadership shake-up. Nielsen was the public face of the Trump …

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NY Dems Intro Bill To Get Trump’s State Tax Returns

The New York Times reports: In an attempt to work around the White House, Democratic lawmakers in Albany are trying to do what their federal counterparts have so far failed to accomplish: to obtain President Trump’s tax returns. Albany lawmakers are seeking state tax returns, not the federal ones at the heart of the current standoff in Washington. But a …

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OF COURSE: DHS Secretary Was “Sacked By Tweet”

Standard vindictive Trump behavior: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brought her resignation letter with her when she met President Trump in the White House residence yesterday afternoon, top sources tell Axios. She wasn’t intent on quitting but was prepared to, sources tell us. The meeting went poorly, and Trump didn’t even let her announce her “resignation.” While she was racing …

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Conway: Trump “Incompetently Botched” DHS Pick

The Hill reports: Lawyer George Conway ripped President Trump on Monday, saying he “incompetently botched” picking a successor for departing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. In several posts on Twitter, Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, knocked Trump and the administration, saying they were not prepared for Nielsen’s exit, which was announced Sunday. George …

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REPORT: Trump Asked DHS Sec To Do “Illegal Things”

The New York Times reports: The president called Ms. Nielsen at home early in the mornings to demand that she take action to stop migrants from entering the country, including doing things that were clearly illegal, such as blocking all migrants from seeking asylum. She repeatedly noted the limitations imposed on her department by federal laws, court settlements and international …

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Former WH Lawyer: Trump Yelled At Me For Two Years

Axios reports: Don McGahn, who has kept his head down since leaving as White House counsel, shared some off-the-record thoughts on Thursday in a lunch with about 40 senior Republican Senate aides. Details: “I spent the last couple of years getting yelled at,” he said, per two sources at the lunch, held in the Capitol’s Strom Thurmond room. “And you …

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Trump Mocks Dem Rep After Death Threat [VIDEO]

Esquire reports: On Friday, a Trump supporter was arrested for threatening to murder Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress. And instead of condemning the threat against Omar’s life, Trump mocked the Congresswoman during a speech Saturday, inciting boos from his audience. The president began his Saturday remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition …

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Trump Claims “Every Right” To See Full Mueller Report

The Hill reports: President Trump said Saturday he has not yet read special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report which was delivered to the Justice Department late last month, but said he has “every right to do so” as House Democrats clamor for the document to be released publicly. Democratic lawmakers have tried five times to pass a House resolution, which …

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GOP Senator On Democrat’s Request For Trump’s Tax Returns: It Must Really Suck To Be That Dumb [VIDEO]

“Chairman Neal, powerful man, head of Ways and Means. I know he’s an adult, but I don’t think he’s like a real adult. He says that he needs Trump’s tax returns, he says it’s policy not politics. He has said that the reason he needs them is that he needs to determine how well the IRS is auditing taxpayers. I …

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Trump At Border: “Our Country Is Full, Turn Around”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump spoke at the U.S.-Mexico border in California on Friday, warning that “our country is full” and cannot accommodate any more immigrants. “The system is full. We can’t take you anymore,” Trump said at a roundtable event on Friday with law enforcement officials and local leaders at a border patrol station in Calexico. “Our country …

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“Baby Blimp” Awaits Trump At Mexican Border [VIDEO]

KGTV News reports: Supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico Friday, ahead of the President’s tour of a section of border barrier. Before the President touched down, opponents inflated a large “Baby Trump” balloon, which has become a symbol of the President’s protesters around the country, outside the Gran Plaza Outlets in Calexico. …

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Trump Willing To Take Tax Return Battle To SCOTUS

CNN reports: President Donald Trump continues to hold his ground against Democratic efforts to obtain his tax returns, with one administration official telling CNN that the President and his team are willing to fight the House Democratic request all the way to the Supreme Court. “This is a hill and people would be willing to die on it,” the official …

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Trump Celebrates Election Of Anti-LGBT Judge

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is congratulating Brian Hagedorn on what the president calls a “big surprise win” in this week’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election. Hagedorn has about 6,000 more votes than liberal-backed Lisa Neubauer. Hagedorn declared victory, but Neubauer has not conceded and is raising money for a potential recount. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers declined to say …

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Cohen Memo Alleges Proof Of Collusion With Russia

Axios reports: Michael Cohen’s legal team has released a 12-page memo they provided Thursday to House Democrats, outlining evidence of what they describe as “Trump’s involvement in a conspiracy to collude with Russian government intervention in his favor during the 2016 presidential campaign” and “other felony crimes committed by Trump before and after he became president.” This release comes two …

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Trump Schedules Rally Opposite “Boring” Press Dinner

From the Hollywood Reporter: President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday morning that he will, once again, be a no-show for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an annual tradition that is intended to bridge the gap between the press corps and the administration. Trump, who skipped the 2017 and 2018 dinners but had not previously announced his 2019 plans, told reporters …

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Trump Rants: Dems Are Inventing A Mueller Coverup

The Hill reports: President Trump took aim at Democrats seeking the release of Robert Mueller’s full report on his years-long investigation of the Trump campaign and Russia on Friday, accusing them of inventing a cover-up. Quoting an editorial published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal, Trump insinuated that Democrats had shifted their focus to proving that Attorney General William Barr …

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Trump Already Planning His Post-Presidency Memoir

The Daily Beast reports: Despite the unpredictability of a Trump-authored memoir’s content and rollout, two book agents who’ve dealt with popular political books said that the president could expect to see a book advance—from some amenable publishing house—at least in the low seven figures. The sources predicted that the final amount would fall short of the reportedly $65 million book …

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Trump Yanks Nomination Of Man Tapped To Lead ICE

The Associated Press reports: The White House on Thursday withdrew the nomination of a longtime border official to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the Trump administration grapples with a massive increase in Southern border crossings that are straining the system with no easy solution, according to people with knowledge of the move. The paperwork on Ron Vitiello was …

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