Tag Archives: Trump administration

BREAKING: Trump Fires Sec. Of State Rex Tillerson

CNBC reports: Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of State, ending a tumultuous tenure as America’s top diplomat that was marked by a series of public disagreements with his boss — President Donald Trump. Since Tillerson took the post in February 2017, mixed messages repeatedly came out of the White House and a State Department with diminishing relevance. The intramural …

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ICE Spox Resigns Over False Statements By Sessions

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The San Francisco spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resigned after the agency’s recent Northern California sweep, saying he couldn’t continue to do his job after Trump administration officials made false public statements about a key aspect of the operation. James Schwab told The Chronicle on Monday that he was frustrated by repeated statements …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump’s support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21. Instead, a new federal commission on school safety will examine the age issue as part of a package the White House announced Sunday in response to the …

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Dem Rep: DeVos Is Dumber Than A Bag Of Hammers

The Hill reports: Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) on Monday used one of President Trump’s insults for a Democratic lawmaker to slam Education Secretary Betsy DeVos after her appearance on “60 Minutes.” DeVos appeared to struggle at times during her interview to answer basic questions about public schools’ performance, particularly in her home state of Michigan. Public schools there have gotten …

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Betsy DeVos Flames Out In 60 Minutes Interview, Can’t Answer Basic Questions About Public Schools [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbled her way through a tense portion of her interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, struggling to answer some basic questions about schools in her home state of Michigan and admitting that she does not “intentionally” visit underperforming schools. “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl asked DeVos if in Michigan, students who …

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Nunberg Arrives To Testify Before Mueller’s Grand Jury

Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg just walked into the DC federal courthouse where he’ll testify before Mueller’s grand jury. ABC News reports: It’s unclear what exactly Nunberg will testify about before the grand jury, but during previous interviews Nunberg said he was questioned about some of President Trump’s campaign and previous business activities. But Nunberg gave a mixed message on …

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REPORT: Zinke Spent $139,000 On Office Doors

The Associated Press reports: Records show the Interior Department spent nearly $139,000 last year for construction at the agency that was labeled on a work order as “Secretary’s Door.” A spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did not provide answers Thursday to questions about whether changes had been made to a door in the secretary’s office. Records show the Maryland …

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Conway Dodges On Hatch Act Punishment [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Kellyanne Conway said Thursday she had spoken to President Donald Trump about a watchdog report that found her past remarks on the Alabama special election to be in violation of federal law, but the counselor to the president declined to say whether she would face disciplinary action over the ethics breach. “The president and I have spoken about …

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REVEALED: At Least 187 Trump Appointees Are Former Lobbyists, Many Now Oversee Their Former Industries

ProPublica reports: When the Trump administration took office early last year, hundreds of staffers from lobbying firms, conservative think tanks and Trump campaign groups began pouring into the very agencies they once lobbied or whose work they once opposed. Today we’re making available, for the first time, an authoritative searchable database of 2,475 political appointees, including Trump’s Cabinet, staffers in …

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Hope Hicks To House Intel Panel: My Email Was Hacked

NBC News reports: Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that one of her email accounts was hacked, according to people who were present for the former White House communications director’s testimony in the panel’s Russia probe. Under relatively routine questioning from Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., about her correspondence, Hicks indicated that she could no longer access two …

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DeVos Backs Arming Teachers After Parkland Visit

The Hill reports: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended President Trump’s plan to arm some teachers to protect students from shootings in remarks on Wednesday after visiting the site of the Parkland, Fla. high school massacre. “Let’s be clear. I think to say ‘arming teachers’ is an oversimplification and a mischaracterization, really,” DeVos told reporters after meeting with students and faculty …

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HUD Drops Anti-Discrimination Mission Statement

The Huffington Post reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is changing the mission statement of his agency, removing promises of inclusive and discrimination-free communities. In a March 5 memo addressed to HUD political staff, Amy Thompson, the department’s assistant secretary for public affairs, explained that the statement is being updated “in an effort to align HUD’s mission with …

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BREAKING: Trump Adviser Gary Cohn To Resign

The New York Times reports: Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, plans to resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration, White House officials said on Tuesday. The officials insisted there was no single factor behind the departure of Mr. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council. But his decision to leave …

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Colbert Tees Off On Sam Nunberg’s Meltdown [VIDEO]

The Week reports: “Nunberg took over cable TV like a car chase,” Colbert said, playing some choice CNN and MSNBC clips. He found Nunberg’s defiance a little puzzling: “You know Mueller can arrest you, right? That’s like saying ‘Eat me’ to Hannibal Lecter.” And yet Nunberg talked and talked and talked, dropping tantalizing clues and unsubstantiated bombshells. “This guy is …

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Trump: There’s No CHAOS In The White House!

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump reacted to another round of reporting about White House “chaos” by pretending to be the pragmatic businessman he played on “The Apprentice.” Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg repeatedly self-immolated Monday on live TV as he challenged a subpoena to appear before a grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe, as the president’s …

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OMG: Former Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Calls Sarah Huckabee Sanders An “Unattractive Fat Slob” [AUDIO]

Raw Story reports: Completing his bizarre scorched-earth media spree, onetime Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg took to a local news station to call White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “fat slob.” “She’s a joke,” Nunberg said. “OK fine, yeah, she’s unattractive, she’s a fat slob, but that’s not relevant.” “The person she works for has a 30 percent …

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Sam Nunberg Continues Cable News Meltdown, Tells CNN That Hope Hicks Was Screwing Corey Lewandowski

Mediaite reports: HE’S STILL GOING ON TV! After delivering lengthy, wild interviews to MSNBC’s Katy Tur and CNN’s Gloria Borger on Monday, ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg appeared on Jake Tapper’s show to AGAIN dish about the Russia investigation. And the former Trump campaign adviser kicked off his wide-ranging interview with the CNN host by claiming that former campaign manager Corey …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News provides likely topics: Subpoena: As part of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Robert Mueller is seeking documents about President Trump and several of his closest advisers and campaign associates. Netanyahu visit: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the White House Monday. In an Oval Office meeting Monday morning, Mr. Trump …

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Trump Aide Shrugs Off “Nothing Burger” Trade War

The Hill reports: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday dismissed concerns that President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will lead to a spike in inflation or larger economic issues. “I think if you’re an investor right now at this point in time trying to look at the chess board here, it’s really important to understand …

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Trump Taps Dow Chemical Lawyer To Head The EPA’s Responses To Toxic Spills And Hazard Waste Incidents

Talking Points Memo reports: The White House announced on Friday President Donald Trump’s chosen nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Solid Waste: Peter C. Wright, a corporate lawyer from The Dow Chemical Company. Tapped as the EPA’s assistant administrator, Wright would lead the agency’s efforts in responding to toxic spills and cleaning hazard waste sites. From the …

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