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Trump Lashes Out At “Sloppy Steve” Bannon

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Thursday night lambasted the author of a new damning book about his administration, calling it “phony” and asserting he never gave its author reporting access to the White House. Trump’s legal team on Thursday threatened possible libel charges against the book’s author, Michael Wolff, its publisher and his former chief strategist, Stephen K. …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch.com reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver a briefing for reporters Thursday afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. Eastern. She can expect to face questions about a new book on the administration that continues to dog President Trump, especially as former aide Steve Bannon has been quoted as saying a meeting held by campaign officials in Trump …

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LEAKY: White House Bans Personal Cellphones

Via Breitbart: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced a ban on personal cellphones and devices in the West Wing, in an apparent attempt to block leaks from the White House. “[S]tarting next week the use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing,” Sanders said in a statement to …

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BREAKING: White House Sends Cease-And-Desist Letter Seeking To Stop Publication Of Explosive Tell-All Book

The Hill reports: President Trump is reportedly attempting to stop the publication of “Fire and Fury,” Michael Wolff’s explosive new book about his campaign and presidency. The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig tweeted early Thursday morning that Trump’s attorneys have sent a cease-and-desist letter to Wolff and book publisher Henry Holt & Company, demanding that they do not publish the book, …

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REPORT: Even More Dirt From Inside The White House

Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, published a column in the Hollywood Reporter this morning in which he recounts the early days of the Trump administration. An excerpt: “You can’t make this shit up,” Sean Spicer, soon to be portrayed as the most hapless man in America, muttered to himself after his tortured …

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Trump Threatens To Sue Steve Bannon For Defamation

The Washington Post reports: Late Wednesday, lawyers for Trump sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bannon, arguing he violated the employment agreement he signed with the Trump Organization in numerous ways and also likely defamed the president. They ordered that he stop communicating either confidential and or disparaging information, and preserve all records in preparation for “imminent” legal action. “You have …

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TWEETSTORM: Junior Unleashes On “Liar” Bannon

Mediaite reports: Like father, like son. Shortly after President Donald Trump released a scathing statement denouncing his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as “crazy,” Donald Trump Jr. lit the Breitbart chairman up on Twitter. As part of an excerpt from a soon-to-be-released book authored by USA Today’s Michael Wolff, Bannon ripped Don Jr., among others, over the infamous Trump Tower …

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BOOK: Ivanka Planned To Be First Female President

Newsweek reports: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made a deal for the daughter of President Donald Trump to become the first female head of state, according to Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury.” The book, written by the Hollywood Reporter contributing editor and former White House strategist, is being labeled as a tell-all of his time inside the White …

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Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Challenges Mueller’s Authority

CNN reports: Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller. The suit brought Wednesday in US District Court in Washington where Manafort and another former Trump campaign aide are charged, challenges …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News breaks down the potential topics: Bannon backlash: In an upcoming book by Michael Wolff,”Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon reportedly calls Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” according to the Guardian. President Trump responded to Bannon Wednesday afternoon, saying that when he was fired from the …

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Trump Is Least Popular First-Year President In History

Newsweek reports: According to President Donald Trump, his administration has been one of the most successful in American history. But the public strongly disagrees. The Republican Trump is now the least popular first-year president in the country’s history and a vast majority believes he has failed to keep the promises that won him the White House, according to two new …

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Ted Cruz Finally Turns On Roy Moore: Actions Make Him Unfit To Serve In Senate, Merit Criminal Prosecution

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday withdrew his support from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore should be looked at by prosecutors. “As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not …

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REPORT: Steve Bannon Gave Trump 30% Chance Of Full Term, Warned Of Removal Via The 25th Amendment

Vanity Fair reports: At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what …

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HYPOCRISY: Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway Blasts Corker’s “Incredibly Irresponsible” Tweet [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Kellyanne Conway — counselor to President Donald Trump — has some counsel for Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). Never tweet. Appearing Monday on Fox & Friends, Conway blasted the retiring Senator for his Sunday tweet in which he referred to the White House as an “adult day care center.” She, apparently, took issue with the Senator for delivering a …

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Trump Hints At Firing Jet-Setter Tom Price: We’ll See

The Chicago Tribune reports: President Donald Trump says he is “not happy” with his Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price following reports that Price used a private plane for official business. And Trump says he let Price know it. Asked whether he’s planning on firing Price, Trump responded: “We’ll see.” Trump spoke to reporters Wednesday as he departed the …

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Devastating Fox News Poll: Lowest Approval Rating Ever, Majority Say Trump Is “Tearing The Country Apart”

Fox News reports: Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits, as a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart. That’s according to the latest Fox News Poll. The number of voters happy with how things are going in the country is down 10 percentage points since April and stands at just …

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REPORT: Tillerson Is Next On The Chopping Block

Axios reports: There’s a ticking problem with Rex Tillerson, and it’s growing louder by the day, according to officials inside and close to the White House. President Trump has been growing increasingly frustrated with his Secretary of State. Recently, after Trump had returned from a meeting on Afghanistan, a source recalled Trump saying, “Rex just doesn’t get it, he’s totally …

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Trump: Mine Is The Best Presidency Ever

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday said that “few, if any,” other administration had been as productive in its first seven months as the Trump administration, citing the White House’s progress on job growth and other non-legislative achievements. His tweet came just minutes after he criticized Senate Republicans for not passing more bills, calling on them to get rid …

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Trump Lashes Out At “Liar” James Clapper

Here’s what Hair Furor is pissed about: Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper reiterated his concern about President Donald Trump’s ability to effectively lead the country on Wednesday night. “What caused concern is this … Jekyll-Hyde business where he’ll make a scripted teleprompter speech, which is good, and then turn around and negate it by sort of, unbridled, unleashed, …

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Trump Retweets “Best Eclipse Ever” Meme

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump today retweeted a meme that showed a picture of his gradually blocking out an image of former President Obama with the caption “The Best Eclipse Ever.” The meme was originally tweeted at Trump by a Twitter user who identifies himself as Jerry Travone, whose bio describes him as “a YouTube Actor and Political Junkie” …

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