Tag Archives: White House

White House Denies That Trump Outed Pelosi’s Plan To Fly Commercial To Afghanistan: That’s A “Flat Out Lie”

Fox News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office accused the Trump administration on Friday of leaking plans for a congressional delegation to fly commercial to Afghanistan after they were denied military aircraft, saying the related security risks have forced them to postpone the trip — in the latest escalation of the bitter feud over the partial government shutdown. A senior …

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Former White House Aide Reveals Trump Compiling An Enemies List Of His Own Administration Officials

Axios has obtained an advance excerpt from former Trump aide Cliff Sims’ Team Of Vipers tell-all and wow, it’s a doozy: “Give me their names,” he said, his eyes narrowing. “I want these people out of here. I’m going to take care of this. We’re going to get rid of all the snakes, even the bottom-­feeders.” Only in retrospect did …

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White House: Shutdown Cost Is Double What We Said

ABC News reports: The broader impact of the shutdown on the U.S. economy may be double what was expected, White House economists confirmed on Wednesday, Day 26 of the political standoff. Meanwhile, thousands of employees have been called back to work without pay because of the risks posed for their agencies if, for example, airports continue to run with fewer …

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SURE JAN: White House Claims Bloody Bandage On Trump’s Hand Is From “Joking Around With Barron”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is often called thin-skinned. It’s usually not meant literally. But the back of Trump’s right hand was covered with an adhesive bandage during a Thursday trip to McAllen, Texas, with blood visibly seeping through the dressing. His hand was similarly bandaged again on Monday as he departed for a trip to New Orleans. Armchair medics …

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Trump Boasts: I Paid For Over 1000 “Hamberders”

Glorious Leader is even lying about how many hamberders: The grand total? According to our count, Trump spent about $2,911.44 on feeding the team. A sixth of that is the fries alone, though, so take with a grain of salt. (The fries; also the estimate.) Half of the cost was incurred at McDonald’s alone. This total includes 319 sandwiches, 177 …

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Trump To Serve Wendy’s And Burger King To Clemson Team: “I Would Think It’s Their Favorite Food” [VIDEO]

Yahoo Sports reports: If you were visiting the White House, you’d probably expect a pretty elegant food spread, right? Well that apparently won’t be happening for the Clemson football team. When speaking with reporters Monday morning, President Trump said that the Tigers will have an array of fast food to choose from when they make their scheduled visit to Washington …

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REPORT: Bolton Asked Pentagon About Bombing Iran

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump’s National Security Council asked the Pentagon to provide the White House with military options to strike Iran last year, generating concern at the Pentagon and State Department, current and former U.S. officials said. The request, which hasn’t been previously reported, came after militants fired three mortars into Baghdad’s sprawling diplomatic quarter, home to …

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Ivanka Under Consideration To Head World Bank

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, who works as a White House adviser, is one of the names being considered as a replacement for The World Bank’s outgoing president, Jim Yong Kim, the Financial Times reported Friday. The DC-based World Bank, founded after World War II to finance economic-development projects in emerging economies, has traditionally been led …

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White House Legal Team Adds 17 New Attorneys

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump recently reinforced the White House legal team by substantial numbers–hiring 17 additional lawyers to fend off congressional and special counsel investigators–according to the attorney in charge of that effort. The Independent reports that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone made the new hires in response to a slate of anticipated inquiries from House Democratic …

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White House Asks US Army Corps Of Engineers About Diverting Hurricane Relief Funding For Border Wall

The Wall Street Journal reports: The White House has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to look into projects approved in a bill providing disaster relief for Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Florida to see where funding could be diverted to build a wall along the border with Mexico, according to a congressional aide familiar the discussions. Almost three …

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REPORT: White House Readies Shortlist To Replace RBG

Politico reports: The White House is reaching out to political allies and conservative activist groups to prepare for an ailing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible death or departure from the Supreme Court — an event that would trigger the second bitter confirmation battle of President Donald Trump’s tenure. The outreach began after Ginsburg, 85, on Monday missed oral arguments at …

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REPORT: Mick Mulvaney Already Plotting WH Escape

Vanity Fair reports: Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, installed in the job just before Christmas, may already be looking at escape routes. Unlike his long-suffering predecessor, John Kelly, Mulvaney has indicated he’s prepared to walk away if things go south with the president. “Mick has both eyes open,” said a person who spoke with Mulvaney recently. “So far, Trump …

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White House: Impeachment Is A “Losing Strategy”

Mediaite reports: While at least one elected Democrat has deployed Oedipal profanity in support of impeaching Trump, leaders like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have adopted a wait-and-see-what-Mueller’s-got posture. But on Monday morning’s edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, White House Director of Communications Mercedes Schlapp boldly declared that impeachment would fail. Schlapp touted Trump’s “accomplishments,” and said …

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REPORT: WH Plots To Suppress Mueller’s Final Report

Bloomberg reports: The White House may try to block portions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report from being shared with Congress and the public in a fight that could end up before the Supreme Court. Mueller may submit his findings on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign to the Justice Department as early as February, according to one …

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Sanders: Democrats Are Only Talking Impeachment Because They Know They Can’t Win In 2020 [VIDEO]

“You’re not going to impeach this president when he’s had two of the most successful years that any president has had in modern history. The only reason they want to come after this president is because they know they can’t beat him. They can’t beat him when it comes to a policy debate and they’re not going to beat him …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CNBC reports: The White House just announced press secretary Sarah Sanders will hold a surprise briefing this afternoon. The tweet from Sarah Sanders came at 4:07 p.m. ET. She said the briefing would start at 4:10 p.m. It’s now 4:25 p.m. but the press is assembling in the briefing room.

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Man Arrested For Breaching Secure WH Area Says He Was Trying To Deliver Crown Royal Whisky To Trump

NBC News Washington reports: A man accused of moving a White House security barrier told authorities he was trying to take two bottles of Crown Royal to President Donald Trump, according to court documents. The man, identified by his Canadian passport as Yianny Georgopoulos, gained access to a restricted area near Pennsylvania Avenue and East Executive Avenue shortly after midnight …

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Trump Hails Paper For Running His Own List Of “Results”

Mediaite reports: On Tuesday, President Donald Trump lauded the Washington Examiner for publishing a list of the Trump administration’s 205 historic results. Yet, as the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale notably noticed, that list of accomplishments actually came directly from Trump’s own team, who provided the Examiner an “exclusive.” It is also not the first time that the Washington Examiner has …

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Trump Apparently Lies About Being In The Oval Office

CBS News reports: While many Americans form their New Year’s resolutions, President Trump on New Year’s Eve aired his grievances and defended his legacy. The president fired off a flurry of tweets Monday as 2018 concludes with a government shutdown, controversy over troop withdrawal plans in the Middle East, and staffing upheavals. Later Monday morning, the president tweeted, “I’m in …

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Elizabeth Warren Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren jumped into the 2020 presidential campaign Monday, offering a message of economic populism as she became the best-known Democratic candidate yet to enter what is expected to be a crowded race. Warren’s announcement that she was establishing an exploratory committee — the legal precursor to a run — came as other candidates, including …

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