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White House Denies That Trump Outed Pelosi’s Plan To Fly Commercial To Afghanistan: That’s A “Flat Out Lie”

Fox News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office accused the Trump administration on Friday of leaking plans for a congressional delegation to fly commercial to Afghanistan after they were denied military aircraft, saying the related security risks have forced them to postpone the trip — in the latest escalation of the bitter feud over the partial government shutdown. A senior …

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Former White House Aide Reveals Trump Compiling An Enemies List Of His Own Administration Officials

Axios has obtained an advance excerpt from former Trump aide Cliff Sims’ Team Of Vipers tell-all and wow, it’s a doozy: “Give me their names,” he said, his eyes narrowing. “I want these people out of here. I’m going to take care of this. We’re going to get rid of all the snakes, even the bottom-­feeders.” Only in retrospect did …

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REPORT: Mick Mulvaney Already Plotting WH Escape

Vanity Fair reports: Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, installed in the job just before Christmas, may already be looking at escape routes. Unlike his long-suffering predecessor, John Kelly, Mulvaney has indicated he’s prepared to walk away if things go south with the president. “Mick has both eyes open,” said a person who spoke with Mulvaney recently. “So far, Trump …

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Trump Decided To Leave Syria After Call With Turkey’s President, Did Not Consult Pentagon Or Any US Allies

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was made hastily, without consulting his national security team or allies, and over strong objections from virtually everyone involved in the fight against the Islamic State, according to U.S. and Turkish officials. Trump stunned his Cabinet, lawmakers and much of the world with the move by …

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Axios: “Lots Of Republicans” Are Now Turning On Trump

Axios reports: Another reason this is a historic week — and what President Trump should really worry about — is that lots of different Republicans have been turning on him over different topics. A former Trump aide who asked to be described as “a Trump ally” told Axios that the sudden wave of criticism from the Hill over Syria and …

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James Mattis Burned Trump In His Resignation Letter

CNN reports: “One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: State GOP Willing To Cancel 2020 Primary To Protect Trump From Republican Challengers

The Washington Examiner reports: The South Carolina Republican Party could cancel its marquee presidential nominating contest in 2020 in a move to protect President Trump from any primary challengers. Drew McKissick, chairman of the South Carolina GOP, said he doesn’t anticipate Trump would face a primary challenge. But McKissick would pointedly not rule out canceling the primary, indicating that that …

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Trump Tells Reporters: John Kelly Is Out By Year’s End

Vox reports: John Kelly will depart as White House chief of staff near the end of this year, President Trump told reporters Saturday. The president said he would announce Kelly’s replacement in the next few days. Kelly’s exit comes after several months of relative personnel stability in an infamously tumultuous White House. But with the midterm elections now over and …

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Trump: Rex Tillerson Was “Lazy And Dumb As A Rock”

Glorious Leader is ever so pissed at his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who earlier today declared (on video) that his former boss is undisciplined, won’t read anything, much less his press briefings, and had to be talked about committing “illegal acts” multiple times. The infighting will never end. But now the press gets to resurface all of the …

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Melania’s Enemy Still Has Her White House Job

Politico reports: One day after first lady Melania Trump’s office called for the ouster of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, a White House official confirmed Wednesday that Ricardel is still employed there. The first lady’s rare public foray into West Wing personnel battles reportedly stems from a dust up between Ricardel and the East Wing over a recent trip …

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BREAKING: Attorney General Jeff Sessions “Resigns”

The Wall Street Journal reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Trump. The move follows months of Mr. Trump expressing his displeasure with Mr. Sessions in critical tweets. The abrupt move ended Mr. Sessions’ tumultuous tenure as the nation’s top law-enforcement officer. Throughout, he couldn’t shake Mr. Trump’s displeasure over the special-counsel investigation into Russian …

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REPORT: Secret Service Had To Break Up February Fight Between Corey Lewandowski And John Kelly

The New York Times reports: An argument last February between the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, and Corey Lewandowski, an informal adviser to President Trump, turned into a physical altercation that required Secret Service intervention just outside the Oval Office, according to a half-dozen people familiar with the events. The episode, details of which have not been …

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Trump Attacks “Low-Life” Avenatti For First Time

Glorious Leader just tweeted an attack on Michael Avenatti in his first public mention of Avenatti’s name since the Stormy Daniels scandal broke way back in January. Meanwhile we just got this: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday said the latest sexual misconduct allegations made against him were “from the Twilight Zone” and never happened. “This is ridiculous and …

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REPORT: Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Taping Trump, Discussed Invoking The 25th Amendment

The New York Times reports: The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit. Mr. Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring …

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POLL: Majority Say White House Operates Chaotically

Politico reports: Following a week of brutal headlines for the White House, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that explosive allegations from journalist Bob Woodward’s new book and an anonymous New York Times op-ed are warping voters’ opinions of President Donald Trump’s executive branch. The majority of those polled, 61 percent, say the Trump administration is running chaotically, compared with …

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White House Posts Phone Number Of NYT, Urges Cultists To Demand Identity Of “Gutless Loser” Op-Ed Writer

Raw Story reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday encouraged her Twitter followers to call the opinion desk of the New York Times to ask them to identify the “gutless coward” who wrote a scathing editorial about President Donald Trump. She actually gave the Trump cultists the phone number at the Times. This will not end well. …

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Trump Demands New York Times Unmask Op-Ed Writer “For National Security Purposes” – If He Actually Exists

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump demanded that the New York Times reveal the identity of a senior official who wrote an anonymous op-ed in the newspaper claiming that key members of the administration were secretly working against him. In a Wednesday night tweet, Trump lashed out at the Times over the article’s publication, questioning whether the author even existed and …

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Bombshell Trump Leak Upends Canadian Trade Deal

The Toronto Star reports: High-stakes trade negotiations between Canada and the U.S. were dramatically upended on Friday morning by inflammatory secret remarks from President Donald Trump, after the remarks were obtained by the Toronto Star. In remarks Trump wanted to be “off the record,” Trump told Bloomberg News reporters on Thursday, according to a source, that he is not making …

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Trump Tried To Buy All Of The Enquirer’s Dirt On Him

The New York Times reports: Federal investigators have provided ample evidence that President Trump was involved in deals to pay two women to keep them from speaking publicly before the 2016 election about affairs that they said they had with him. But it turns out that Mr. Trump wanted to go even further. He and his lawyer at the time, …

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Corey Lewandowski: I Warned Everybody About Cohen

“Michael was very good at certain things and one of the things he was very good at, and we have now seen it, is intimidating people. I didn’t like to work with Michael, I didn’t like to interact with Michael, and that’s why he had no role in the campaign, even when he wanted one. I was very clear when …

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