Tag Archives: Trump administration

Stephen Miller Trends On News Of Human Girlfriend

Raw Story reports: Vice President Mike Pence has hired a former Homeland Security official as his new spokeswoman, but social media users were more interested in another detail in her biography. Pence tapped Katie Waldman, a former DHS spokeswoman under Kirstjen Nielsen and then communications director for Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), as his press secretary, and the NBC News report …

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Iran Threatens “All-Out War” To The “Last US Soldier”

CNN reports: Iran’s foreign minister has raised the specter of “all-out war” in the event of US or Saudi military strikes and that Saudi Arabia would have to fight “to the last American soldier.” Javad Zarif told CNN that Iran hoped to avoid conflict, adding that the country was willing to talk to its regional rivals Saudi Arabia and the …

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Trump Names Robert O’Brien As Bolton’s Replacement

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he has tapped Robert O’Brien to become his next national security advisor, replacing John Bolton. The post, which does not require Senate confirmation, comes with a staff of several hundred specialists from the Pentagon, State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies. O’Brien will become the fourth national security advisor to serve Trump, following …

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DOJ Sues Edward Snowden For Book Proceeds

Just in from the Department of Justice: The United States today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), who published a book entitled Permanent Record in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA. The lawsuit alleges that Snowden published …

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House Panel Launches Ethics Probe Of Elaine Chao

The Associated Press reports: The House Oversight Committee says it is investigating whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acted improperly to benefit herself or her family’s shipping company. Two Democratic leaders sent a letter Monday asking Chao to turn over documents related to the New York-based company, Foremost Group. Chao’s father and sisters own the company, which transports material to and …

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Cuccinelli: The Bahamas Can Take Care Of Their Own

Politico reports: Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday defended the Trump administration’s decision not to grant temporary protected status to Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian, saying the government there is “capable of taking care of their own.” “The Bahamas is a perfectly legitimate country capable of taking care of their own,” Cuccinelli said on …

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Weakening Iran Sanctions Was Last Straw For Bolton

Axios reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton resigned the day after a Monday discussion about Iran policy in which President Trump raised the possibility of relieving some sanctions, a person close to Bolton tells Axios. What happened: Bolton did not favor giving the Iranians relief and believed the maximum pressure campaign was working, the person, who spoke on condition …

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Trump Scraps Three Wall Projects Over Lack Of Money

Bloomberg reports: The Trump administration scrapped three border wall projects that it said it intended to build using money found from cost savings in constructing other portions of the barrier along the southern border. In a court filing on Friday (Sept 13), the administration said it had determined the savings weren’t sufficient to pay for the additional 20 miles of …

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Giuliani’s Wife: “The Hero Of 9/11 Has Become A Liar”

The New York Times reports: Last spring, the Giulianis filed for divorce after 16 years of marriage, setting off a rancorous battle that, like most everything Mr. Giuliani touches, demanded attention. In caustic legal proceedings this summer, the separated couple has battled over things as prosaic as her kitchen renovations and as rarefied as his splurges — $7,131 on fountain …

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DOJ Recommends Criminal Charges For Andrew McCabe

The Associated Press reports: Federal prosecutors have recommended bringing criminal charges against Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI and a frequent target of criticism by President Donald Trump, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday. McCabe was fired from the FBI just before his retirement in March 2018 after the Justice Department’s internal watchdog concluded that …

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CBS News: Trump Fired Bolton For Leaking Story That He Wanted To Use Nuclear Bombs To Stop Hurricanes

CBS News reports: Aggravation over Iran and the Taliban had intensified recently as Mr. Trump wanted a meeting to take place at Camp David and is open to a meeting with Iran’s president. But three sources directly involved tell CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett that the main irritant that drove Mr. Trump to distraction was his belief that …

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DOJ Asks SCOTUS To Allow Trump’s Asylum Ban Plan

Fox News is thrilled to report: The Supreme Court is considering an emergency appeal from the Justice Department that would allow them to enforce, for now, the Trump administration’s ban on asylum for anyone trying to cross the southern border by transiting through a third country. The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a supplemental brief with the justices, criticizing a …

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Trump Orders Crackdown On Homeless Encampments

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has ordered White House officials to conduct a sweeping crackdown on homelessness in California, citing the state’s growing crisis, according to four government officials aware of the effort. The talks have intensified in recent weeks. Administration officials have discussed using the federal government to get homeless people off the streets of Los Angeles and …

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BREAKING: Trump Fires Security Adviser John Bolton

NPR reports: President Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton, the lifelong proponent of American hard power, after months of division between the men over the direction of foreign and national security policy. Trump announced the news on Tuesday in a post on Twitter. Bolton was Trump’s third national security adviser and continued the pattern of departures by advisers …

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REPORT: Sec. Wilbur Ross Threatened To Fire Top NOAA Staffers For Contradicting Glorious Leader On Dorian

The New York Times reports: The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion. That threat led to an unusual, unsigned statement later that Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration disavowing …

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Former Trump Official: Bomb Afghan Civilians [VIDEO]

“I would say that at this point, say to the Afghanistan government, say to the Taliban, we’re leaving. And here’s the deal: You don’t kill Americans, you don’t kill Americans in Afghanistan, you don’t kill Americans anywhere in the world, and you sure as heck don’t kill Americans in the American homeland. And if you do, you will not get …

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KANSAS: Pompeo Bid For US Senate Looking Likely

USA Today reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he’s laser-focused on his job as President Trump’s top diplomat, and he’s quick to dismiss “all the chatter” about a possible bid for U.S. Senate. “I think the only one not talking about my Kansas Senate run is me,” Pompeo told CNBC in an Aug. 20 interview. But Pompeo will fuel …

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Trump Admin Plots To Bar Most Refugees From US

The New York Times reports: The White House is considering a plan that would effectively bar refugees from most parts of the world from resettling in the United States by cutting back the decades-old program that admits tens of thousands of people each year who are fleeing war, persecution and famine, according to current and former administration officials. In meetings …

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DOJ Official Accused Of Using Social Media To Weed Out Trump Critics From Crime Victims Grant-Making Process

The Daily Beast reports: A Trump-appointed Justice Department official is accused of using social media to weed out Trump critics from the process for awarding grants to organizations that assist victims of crime. A public employees union filed a complaint to the DOJ’s Inspector General against Office for Victims of Crime director Darlene Hutchinson Biehl—who leads the division that compensates …

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EPA Won’t Remove Lies On Its Blog Because Its Public Blog Doesn’t Contain Info “Disseminated To The Public”

We have always been at war with Eastasia. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) won’t tweak a recent blog post environmentalists say is inaccurate because the agency argues its blog is not considered public information. The tension stemmed from a June post on the agency’s blog that included apparent praise for EPA action on pesticides considered harmful to bees. “The Washington …

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