Tag Archives: White House

Trump Complains About Toilets That “Take 15 Flushes”

“We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms, where you turn the faucet on in areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water, where the water rushes out to sea because you could never handle it. And you don’t get any water. You turn on the faucet — you don’t get …

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White House Disputes Some Of Giuliani’s Call Logs

The New York Times reports: Trump administration officials, seeking to weaken Democrats’ case for impeachment, disputed on Thursday some of the details in the House Intelligence Committee’s report about calls between President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani and White House aides. As part of its portrait of Mr. Trump’s campaign of pressure on Ukraine, the committee’s report released this …

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Intel Official: Trump Doesn’t Believe Our Briefings

CNN reports: One of President Donald Trump’s most common responses to intelligence briefings is to doubt what he’s being told, former Deputy Director of Intelligence Susan Gordon said Tuesday. Gordon, an intelligence veteran of more than 30 years, said Monday that Trump had two typical responses to briefings. “One, ‘I don’t think that’s true,'” Gordon told the Women’s Foreign Policy …

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New York Daily News Rips Grisham: If She Thinks The Impeachment Report Is Nonsense, That Means It’s True

From the editorial board of the New York Daily News: That President Trump’s press secretary claims the House Intelligence Committee’s report “reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing” is the surest sign that Adam Schiff just delivered a compelling, coherent presentation of what happened when Trump leaned on the …

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“Jew Coup” Reporter Embedded With Trump At NATO

As I reported at the time, last week rabidly anti-Semitic Pastor Rick Wiles took things a bit farther than usual, even for him, on his Christian cable network TruNews, which is regularly credentialed by the White House. “That’s the way the Jews work, they are deceivers, they plot, they lie, they do whatever they have to do to accomplish their …

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WH Furious Over Critiques Of Melania’s Xmas Decor

The Hill reports: The White House is slamming what it’s calling the media’s “annual holiday tradition” of criticizing Melania Trump. “It has become an annual holiday tradition for the media to attack all that the first lady does,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday, according to Fox News’ Brian Flood. “If this was a Democratic administration, I suspect …

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Anonymous Author: I’ll Unmask Before The Election

Politico reports: The anonymous Trump administration official who set Washington ablaze with an op-ed detailing an insider plot to restrain President Donald Trump has vowed to expose their identity as the 2020 election heats up. “Trump will hear from me, in my own name, before the 2020 election,” the official declared in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on Tuesday …

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Trump Doesn’t Understand How Time Works: Why Didn’t We Celebrate This Centennial A Long Time Ago?

Mother Jones reports: Does Donald Trump know what defines a centennial? The question arose on Monday during a White House event commemorating the passage of a bill honoring the women’s suffrage movement. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, which directs the Treasury Department to mint up to 400,000 $1 silver coins celebrating the 19th Amendment, passed with unanimous consent …

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White House On Lockdown Due To Airspace Violation

Heavy.com report: The White House was put on lockdown just before 9:00 a.m. on November 26. One report says that an “emergency” caused the shelter-in-place. The news of the lockdown was reported by members of the White House press pool, many of whom said that they had been locked in the Briefing Room. According to the president’s schedule, Trump was …

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White House Misgenders Military Working Dog

The New York Daily News reports: A White House official on Monday said that Conan, the military working dog that helped take down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northwest Syria in October, was a female. However, a few hours later, a White House official said the dog was in fact a male, adding to a debate that developed after …

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No Immunity From Testimony For Ex-WH Counsel

The Washington Post reports: Former White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with a House subpoena, a federal court ruled in a case that could affect the impeachment inquiry. The finding came in a case testing whether top presidential advisers have absolute immunity from congressional demands for information. The ruling in a lawsuit brought by the House Judiciary Committee has …

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Emails Reveal White House Scrambling To Invent “After-The-Fact Justification” For Extorting Ukraine President

None of this is remotely surprising: A confidential White House review of President Trump’s decision to place a hold on military aid to Ukraine has turned up hundreds of documents that reveal extensive efforts to generate an after-the-fact justification for the decision and a debate over whether the delay was legal, according to three people familiar with the records. The …

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Politico: Why Trump Avoids Oval Office Meetings

Politico reports: The Oval Office is the traditional epicenter of power for American presidents, but a new one is emerging that’s more exclusive, more secluded and more convenient. President Donald Trump is increasingly morphing the White House residence into a second Oval. It’s become the place where Trump feels most productive, where he avoids meddling by his staff and where …

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Bolton Accuses WH Of Locking His Twitter Account

The Guardian reports: John Bolton, Donald Trump’s hardline former national security adviser, has accused the White House of blocking access to his personal Twitter account after he left the administration in September. In a series of cryptic tweets on Friday, Bolton teased his 770,000 followers, telling them to “stay tuned” for a “backstory” following his two-month absence. Bolton, who is …

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POLL: 28% Of Men Say They’d Rather Their Team Wins Super Bowl Than Their Candidate Wins White House

Just in via press release: By 74 to 19 percent, the American public said they would rather their preferred candidate win the 2020 presidential election than their favorite team win the Super Bowl or World Series. However, 28 percent of males said they would rather see their favorite team win the championship than have their favorite candidate win the 2020 …

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100+ Dems To Trump: Fire Stephen Miller Immediately

ABC News reports: More than 100 Democratic lawmakers on Thursday signed on to a letter calling for President Trump to fire senior adviser Stephen Miller as a civil rights group details hundreds of controversial emails he sent prior to his time in the administration. “Given Mr. Miller’s role in shaping immigration policy for your administration, his documented dedication to extremist, …

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White House Sends Allies Anti-Vindman Talking Points

The Daily Beast reports: The Trump White House has taken the extraordinary step of distributing talking points to allies of the president trashing one of its employees. The talking points, which were shared with The Daily Beast, focus on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified publicly on Tuesday that he had registered complaints about President Donald Trump’s call with the …

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WH Rushes Out Denial Of “Chest Pain” Reports

The New York Times reports: The White House sought on Monday night to quell a torrent of speculation about President Trump’s health two days after a mysterious, unannounced visit to the hospital, denying that he was treated for an emergency and insisting that it was just “regular, primary preventive care.” “Despite some of the speculation, the president has not had …

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Walter Reed Hospital Didn’t Know Trump Was Coming

Vox reports: In a break from precedent, Trump’s trip to the hospital wasn’t acknowledged ahead of time on any White House schedule. Secondly and similarly unusual, CNN reported that medical staff at Walter Reed weren’t notified of Trump’s visit in advance. White House pool reporters said they were told Trump’s movements on Saturday “were strictly unreportable” until he arrived at …

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Writer’s Source Claims “Chest Discomfort” Prompted Trump’s Abrupt “Routine Physical” At Walter Reed

Heavy.com reports: A contributor for The Hill who writes on veterans issues and used to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs is claiming that President Donald Trump visited Walter Reed National Medical Center due to chest discomfort. That’s a different story from the White House statement on Trump’s November 16, 2019 visit, which said Trump was undergoing “portions” of …

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