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Frothy Mix: I Don’t Want To Be Trump’s Chief Of Staff

CNN reports: Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum said he will not take the soon to be vacant White House chief of staff job. The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that some of President Trump’s aides thought that Santorum was a contender after he was spotted with the president at Saturday’s Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia. However, Santorum confirmed he would …

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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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Tillerson Unloads On Trump: He’s Undisciplined, Won’t Read His Briefings, Likes To Do Illegal Things [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The fired secretary of state, who while in office reportedly called Trump a “moron” (and declined to deny it), expounded on his thoughts on the president in a rare interview with CBS News’s Bob Schieffer in Houston. It wasn’t difficult to read between the lines. “What was challenging for me coming from the disciplined, highly process-oriented …

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John Kelly Expected To Resign, Not Speaking To Trump

We’ve heard this before, but multiple outlets are saying so. Axios reports: West Wing officials widely believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s departure is imminent and that Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Pence, will replace him. As we reported right after the midterms, Ayers’ backers have been telling the president he has the sharp political instincts …

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Michael Cohen To Plead Guilty Of Lying To Congress

The New York Times reports: Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, who pleaded guilty in August to breaking campaign finance laws, made a surprise appearance in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday morning to plead guilty to a new criminal charge, the latest turn in the special counsel’s investigation of Mr. Trump and his inner circle. The development comes at …

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Team Of Vipers: Another Trump Tell-All Book Is Coming

The New York Times reports: A firsthand account of the tumult inside President Trump’s White House is scheduled to be published in January, the latest in a string of books that seek to decipher his unprecedented presidency. The new book, “Team of Vipers,” is written by Cliff Sims, a former aide in the White House communications office who had previously …

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Trump: I Might Fire Up To Five Cabinet Members

The Hill reports: President Trump said Sunday he’s considering making a change to as many as five Cabinet positions amid speculation that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen and White House chief of staff John Kelly could depart imminently. “I have three or four or five positions that I’m thinking about. Of that, maybe it’s going to end up …

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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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Woodward’s Book Sells 750,000 Copies In First Day

CBS News reports: Bob Woodward’s account of a dysfunctional Trump White House has already sold more than 750,000 copies, Simon & Schuster (a division of CBS) said Wednesday, a day after the book arrived in stores. “Fear” is virtually assured of joining Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” as a million-selling takedown of Trump. The pace of sales, which include print, …

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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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Trump Explodes Over Leak To Canadian Press

The Hill reports: President Trump blasted the news media on Friday after apparently off-the-record comments he made about Canada were leaked, calling it another example of “dishonest reporting.” Trump’s attack on the media came only hours after The Toronto Sun reported that Trump privately said he wouldn’t compromise in regards to trade with Canada. It is unclear how The Sun …

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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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Glorious Leader’s Disapproval Rating Spikes To 60%

Politico reports: Sixty percent of those polled in a new survey disapprove of President Donald Trump’s job performance, a new high for the president in polling conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News. The poll, released Friday and conducted just days after special counsel Robert Mueller delivered a one-two punch to the Trump administration in federal court, found a …

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Giuliani Preps Report To Delegitimize Mueller Probe

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump’s legal team is crafting a “counter-report” that will seek to delegitimize Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and present countervailing arguments. Trump’s personal attorney, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, told The Daily Beast in an interview on Thursday that part of his report would examine whether the “initiation of …

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Trump: Sessions’ Job Is Safe At Least Until Midterms

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump said Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s job is safe at least until the midterm elections in November. “I just would love to have him do a great job,” Trump said Thursday in an Oval Office interview with Bloomberg News. Asked if he’d keep Sessions beyond November, he declined to comment. Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions in …

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“Black Tuesday” Ramps Up Impeachment Chatter

Politico reports: One Republican lawyer close to the White House worried that Cohen – with his unique access to Trump’s history of business dealings and scandalous personal entanglements – could ultimately prove more damaging to Trump, and give Democrats fodder for impeachment if they take the House in November. “It’s the only excuse they’ll need,” the lawyer said. “And believe …

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Trump Lavishes Praise On “Brave” Manafort, Claims Cohen Pleaded Guilty To Things “That Are Not A Crime”

The Week reports: The traditional reward for acts of unimaginable bravery is a Purple Heart — but apparently eight felony convictions works in a pinch. President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of felony financial crimes Tuesday. The president has consistently defended Manafort both in person and on Twitter. He added to his online flattery …

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Cohen Launches GoFundMe, Deletes Anti-Hillary Tweet

Newsweek reports: Michael Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, has pleaded for donations to a new fund set up to help pay the legal fees associated with Cohen’s case. The “Michael Cohen Truth Fund” on GoFundMe has a $500,000 goal. As of early this morning, more than $21,000 had been donated. “On July 2, 2018, Michael Cohen declared his independence from Donald …

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