Tag Archives: White House

Melania’s Enemy Still Has Her White House Job

Politico reports: One day after first lady Melania Trump’s office called for the ouster of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, a White House official confirmed Wednesday that Ricardel is still employed there. The first lady’s rare public foray into West Wing personnel battles reportedly stems from a dust up between Ricardel and the East Wing over a recent trip …

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Fox Backs CNN’s Suit Over Jim Acosta’s Credentials

Business Insider reports: Fox News has thrown its support behind CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration to win back White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials, in a stunning move for the cable news network whose on-air personalities have often criticized both CNN and Acosta. Fox News president Jay Wallace said in a statement that the company will file an …

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Julian Castro Meets With Donors To Plan 2020 WH Bid

Politico reports: Julián Castro convened a group of supporters in San Antonio Monday in preparation for a 2020 presidential campaign, sources familiar with the gathering told POLITICO. Castro and his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, brought together about 20 of their loyal donors and bundlers in San Antonio to begin to sketch out a national bid, according to one person …

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Bloomberg To Decide On 2020 By “January, February”

The Associated Press reports: Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. “I think January, February would be about as late as you can do it and as early as …

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Report: Trump’s Retreated Into “Cocoon Of Bitterness”

The Los Angeles Times reports: For weeks this fall, an ebullient President Trump traveled relentlessly to hold raise-the-rafters campaign rallies — sometimes three a day — in states where his presence was likely to help Republicans on the ballot. But his mood apparently has changed as he has taken measure of the electoral backlash that voters delivered Nov. 6. With …

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CNN Sues Trump Over Jim Acosta’s WH Credentials

CNN reports: CNN is filing a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to the White House.  The lawsuit is a response to the White House’s suspension of Acosta’s press pass, known as a Secret Service “hard pass,” last week. The suit alleges that Acosta and …

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White House Bans CNN Reporter Jim Acosta, Shares Clip Doctored By Infowars “Proving” He Assaulted Intern

NBC News reports: Acosta tweeted Wednesday night that he was denied access when he tried to enter the White House. He added in another tweet that he didn’t “blame” the U.S. Secret Service agent who stopped him. “I know he’s just doing his job,” Acosta wrote. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders later issued a statement that said the reporter’s “hard pass” …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser On Midterm Results

Patch reports: President Donald Trump will hold a press conference late Wednesday morning, the day after Democrats officially took control of the U.S. House of Representatives. With the Democrats taking the House, there are major implications for Trump himself. Key House committees that can investigate the president will now have Democrats in charge and can take on more aggressive probes …

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Michael Cohen Recalls Racist Comments By Trump: He Once Said Black People Are “Too Stupid To Vote For Me”

From a new Vanity Fair interview with Michael Cohen: Cohen recalled a discussion at Trump Tower, following the then-candidate’s return from a campaign rally during the 2016 election cycle. Cohen had watched the rally on TV and noticed that the crowd was largely Caucasian. He offered this observation to his boss. “I told Trump that the rally looked vanilla on …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Monday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Trump tweeted Monday about the caravan of several thousand Central American migrants moving through Mexico, saying no one will be admitted “unless you go through the legal process.” Trump also said the …

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Trump Cabinet Exodus Likely After Midterm Elections

Politico reports: President Donald Trump could see up to six Cabinet officials depart in the weeks after next month’s midterm elections, according to interviews with a half-dozen current and former Trump officials and Republicans close to the White House. For a president who has already shed or shuffled up eight Cabinet officials, that would make for the highest turnover rate …

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White House Blasts “Disgraceful” CNN Head Jeff Zucker

The Washington Examiner reports: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday it was “disgraceful” for CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker to blame President Trump for the series of bomb scares that threatened Trump’s political opponents this week. “I think it is absolutely disgraceful that one of the first public statements we heard from CNN yesterday was to put the …

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White House Condemns “Despicable Terrorizing Acts”

The Associated Press reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the Trump administration condemns “the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and other public figures.” “These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” she said in a statement. “The United States Secret …

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REPORT: Secret Service Had To Break Up February Fight Between Corey Lewandowski And John Kelly

The New York Times reports: An argument last February between the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, and Corey Lewandowski, an informal adviser to President Trump, turned into a physical altercation that required Secret Service intervention just outside the Oval Office, according to a half-dozen people familiar with the events. The episode, details of which have not been …

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REPORT: John Kelly And John Bolton Just Got Into A “Profanity-Laced” Shouting Match Outside Oval Office

CNN reports: A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN. The exchange lay bare a bitter disagreement that has existed between two of President Donald Trump’s top aides …

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Judge Forces Manafort To Wear Orange Jumpsuit

Well, this is just a shame: A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Paul Manafort’s request to wear a professional suit during a hearing later this week about his sentence, noting the former Trump campaign chairman is now a convicted felon who has lost the right to wear street clothing in all his court proceedings. “This defendant should be treated no …

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Melania’s Plane Lands Safely After Smoke Fills Cabin

The New York Post reports: Melania Trump’s Philadelphia-bound plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning after a “mechanical issue” caused smoke to waft though the cabin, according to reports. About 10 minutes after takeoff, reporters noticed a thin haze of smoke and detected a burning smell. They were provided with wet towels to hold over …

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Julian Castro: I’m “Likely” To Run For President In 2020

Talking Points Memo reports: Former Obama-era Housing Secretary Julián Castro says he will “likely” run for president in 2020, his strongest indication yet since he first floated a possible bid earlier this year. Castro, in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, added that he will make a “final decision” after November’s midterm elections. “I’m likely to do it,” the former …

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Former DOJ Lawyer To Be Named White House Counsel

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is expected to name conservative Catholic activist and longtime Washington commercial lawyer Pat Cipollone as his next White House Counsel to replace Donald McGahn, according to a person directly involved in the decision. Cipollone, who practices commercial litigation at Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner, is a well liked and respected among Trump’s personal …

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Teacher Suspended For Saying Stephen Miller Ate Glue

Newsweek reports: Stephen Miller’s third-grade teacher, who said earlier this week that the Trump aide was a glue-eating “loner,” has now been suspended. Nikki Fiske, a veteran teacher in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, has been placed on “home assignment” after penning an essay in which she described a young Miller as a “strange dude” and recounted a story …

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