Idiocracy

Trump Mocked Secret Service Director As “Dumbo”

The New York Times reports: The White House announced the departure of Randolph D. Alles, the director of the Secret Service, who had fallen out of favor with the president even before a security breach at his Mar-a-Lago club that the agency effectively blamed on Mr. Trump’s employees. Mr. Alles, a retired Marine major general who goes by Tex and …

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Chinese Woman Arrested At Mar-A-Lago Likely A Spy

CBS News Miami reports: A Chinese woman accused of illegally entering President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club with a flash drive containing malware, also had numerous electronic devices and thousands in cash stashed in her hotel room. Prosecutors say they found multiple electronic devices in her hotel room, including a signal detector that can seek out detect hidden cameras, another cell …

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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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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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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 Rep Calls Democrat A “Porn Loving Whiny Bitch”

Mediaite reports: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) referred to a Democratic critic on Twitter as a “porn loving whiny bitch” but eventually deleted the insult. “Steve is ignorant of history and a liar,” Gosar tweeted last night in response to Steve Weichert, a former candidate for an Arizona state senate seat, calling the lawmaker a “pig.” In a subsequent tweet fired …

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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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The Mooch: Trump Lies Because He’s Thinks It’s Fun

Mediaite reports: Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Friday said President Trump lies “because he thinks it’s fun.” “He does it because he thinks it’s fun and he also does it because he likes the fact that you guys are talking about it,” the former White House official said in an appearance on CNN. “There’s a very large …

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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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Sen. Chuck Grassley Backs Release Of Mueller Report

Mediaite reports: As Republicans and Democrats fight over the release of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s full report, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) tweeted his support for making the two-year investigation public. “I support release of the Mueller report,” Grassley tweeted. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed back on Democratic calls for the quick release of the full report by saying, …

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Trump Explodes Over Leaks From Mueller’s Team

Rolling Stone reports: After nearly two years of tight-lipped silence, the investigative team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is leaking to reporters, and suggesting that there is far more to Mueller’s final report than Trump’s hand-picked attorney general has let on. In rival stories published Wednesday evening by the Washington Post and the New York Times, members of Mueller’s team …

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Trump Likely To Tap Herman Cain For Federal Reserve

Axios reports: President Trump has told confidants he wants Herman Cain on the Federal Reserve board, but will wait until his background check is completed before making the formal announcement, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the decision. It’s likely confirmation that Trump is ready to move ahead with the former presidential candidate, whose possible nomination was reported …

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Trump Got No Approval Ratings Bounce After Mueller

Steve Kornacki writes for NBC News: For President Donald Trump, it may prove to be the bounce that never comes. On the afternoon of March 24, the news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller had found no collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians — a moment for which the president and his allies had been waiting almost two years. …

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Trump Boasts About Making Canadians Act “Nice”

Daniel Dale reports at the Toronto Star: U.S. President Donald Trump boasted again of successfully threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into NAFTA concessions, claiming that Canada wasn’t “nice” to the U.S. on trade until he intervened and “made them nice.” Trump made the comments at a Republican dinner. He seemed to believe his rambling speech was private, musing at one …

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Trump: The Noise From Wind Turbines Causes Cancer

New York Magazine reports: President Trump has long despised wind power. He has repeatedly blamed wind turbines for killing birds (which they do at a lower rate than other energy sources) and for allegedly causing electrical power to halt when the wind stops blowing. In a speech tonight to House Republicans, Trump claimed that wind turbines cause cancer. “They say …

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Chinese Woman With Two Passports And Malware-Laden Thumb Drive Arrested At Mar-A-Lago By Secret Service

The Palm Beach Post reports: A Chinese woman with a thumb drive containing malware as well as multiple passports and electronic devices was arrested at The Mar-a-Lago Club on Saturday after she made her way past a security checkpoint, according to a federal criminal complaint. President Donald Trump was at Trump National Golf Club in West Palm Beach at the …

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WH Fears “Unfavorable Things” In Mueller Report

Olivia Nuzzi writes at the New Yorker: Last Sunday, minutes before the rest of America found out about Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, Donald Trump received a briefing in his private residence at Mar-a-Lago that would kick off one of the most emotionally intense weeks of his presidency. First came relief, in the form of smiles …

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