Tag Archives: White House

Senate Republicans Kill Bid For White House Docs

Bloomberg News reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced an amendment that would order the White House to produce what could be thousands of pages of documents related to the charges against Trump, including material from Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. That includes any records related to meetings or calls between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, …

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White House Shrugs Off Bombshells By Lev Parnas

NBC News reports: In response to Parnas’ interview, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Thursday morning, “These allegations are being made by a man who is currently out on bail for federal crimes and is desperate to reduce his exposure to prison.” “The facts haven’t changed — the president did nothing wrong and this impeachment, which was manufactured and …

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White House Defends Trump’s Anti-Muslim Tweet

“I think the president is making clear that the Democrats are and have been parroting Iranian talking points and almost taking the side of terrorists and those who were out to kill the Americans. I think the president was making the point that the Democrats seem to hate him so much that they’re willing to be on the side of …

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White House: It’s Snowing In Washington! (It Isn’t)

Fox News reports: The White House’s official Twitter handle on Sunday confused residents in Washington, D.C., when it tweeted out a nighttime photograph of the world’s most famous residence behind falling snowflakes with the caption: “First snow of the year!” One problem: It didn’t snow in the city that day and was, in fact, unseasonably warm, with highs that nearly …

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Hypocrisy Overload: WH Spox Rips Distrust Of US Intel

Mediaite reports: When questioned about the purported information that proved Soleimani was planning major attacks against American forces in the region prior to his death, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham noted that she could not go into any details but slammed those who are skeptical of the U.S. intelligence system. “I know a lot of people are now questioning …

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Trump Names Jarvanka To Official WH Davos Delegation

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday named his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner to the official White House delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ivanka Trump and Kushner serve as assistants and advisers to the president and have accompanied the senior Trump on numerous official appearances. Several Cabinet secretaries will also be in the …

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REPORT: Mick Mulvaney To Exit After Senate Trial

Talking Points Memo reports: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is widely expected to leave his current position once the Senate wraps up its impeachment trial and the intense scrutiny of the West Wing settles down, according to five aides and confidants to President Donald Trump. Trump allies and White House aides, who have been nudging the president …

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WH Spox Laments That Trump Can’t Even Say Dead Democrats Are In Hell Without Getting Attacked For It

“It’s just always an interesting situation here in D.C., no matter what the president says, people are going to parse it apart, try and tear it apart and focus on the most negative aspects of it. It’s understandable that someone’s frustrated about the fact you have 93% negative news coverage against you even though you’ve had so many successes on …

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WH Defends Trump’s Attack On Late Democrat

Mediaite reports: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham defended President Donald Trump’s attacks against late Rep. John Dingell, who has been dead for almost a year, saying that his implied comments about the Democratic Congressmen being in hell were just an example of him “riffing” and “counterpunching.” During Trump’s Michigan rally on Wednesday night, he lashed out at Dingell after …

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WH Claims Trump’s Too Busy To Watch House Debate

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has lashed out against what he calls the “ATROCIOUS LIES BY THE RADICAL LEFT” in a tweet sent just moments after the White House press secretary claimed the president would be working all day, and only able to catch bits of the ongoing impeachment debate between meetings. The president’s all-caps tweet came just after a …

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WH Complains That Impeachment Hurts Trump’s Family

“His family has been hurt by this. Here you’ve got a family – Mrs. Trump – who has been working so hard on behalf of the children of this country. “You’ve got Ivanka, who has been pushing relentlessly for paid child leave and women’s empowerment all over the world. “And you’ve got Jared, who has been pushing for Middle East …

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Federal Court Swats Down Flynn, Sets Sentencing Date

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge on Monday rejected Michael Flynn’s attacks against the FBI and the Justice Department, setting a long-delayed sentencing for President Trump’s former national security adviser for Jan. 28. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington, D.C. dismissed Flynn’s motion to find prosecutors in contempt. In a 92-page decision, Sullivan ruled there was no …

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Russian State TV Calls Trump Russia’s “Agent”

The Daily Beast reports: Sometimes a picture doesn’t have to be worth a thousand words. Just a few will do. As Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov returned home from his visit with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office last week, Russian state media was gloating over the spectacle. TV channel Rossiya 1 aired a segment entitled “Puppet Master and …

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Six House Democrats Attended WH Christmas Ball

Axios reports: Half a dozen House Democrats attended the White House Congressional Ball last night while their colleagues on the Judiciary Committee worked late into the night on articles of impeachment, according to two sources familiar with the event. If you’re looking for clues about which House Democrats might vote against impeaching President Trump next week, one tempting place to …

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WH Rages About “Shameful” Impeachment Vote

Fox News reports: After the vote, the White House released a scathing statement, dismissing the inquiry as a “charade.” “This desperate charade of an impeachment inquiry in the House Judiciary Committee has reached its shameful end,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. “The President looks forward to receiving in the Senate the fair treatment and due process which continues …

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“Jews Go To Hell” Pastor Speaks At WH Hanukkah Event

The Independent reports: President Donald Trump hosted an evangelical pastor who once said Jewish people were going to hell at the White House Hanukkah reception on Wednesday. Robert Jeffress is a prominent Christian leader from Dallas and has spoken at several religious events, including the opening ceremony of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem in 2018. During the White House …

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Trump Spox: We Want Senate Trial To Happen Soon

The Hill reports: The White House says President Trump is hoping a Senate impeachment trial begins “sooner rather than later” as senators indicate the process likely won’t commence until after the holidays. “The president wants it sooner rather than later. I think that’s pretty obvious as well,” deputy spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters. “But in what form that takes, time …

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WH Rages That Trump Expects To Be “Fully Exonerated”

NBC News reports: The White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, accused Democrats of “manufacturing an impeachment inquiry and forcing unfounded accusations down the throats of the American people.” Their goal, she said, was to try to use the House’s impeachment power to weaken Mr. Trump’s chances of re-election. “The announcement of two baseless articles of impeachment does not hurt the …

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Dem Senators Demand Stephen Miller’s Ouster

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and a large group of Democratic senators have signed a letter that will be sent to the White House on Monday calling on President Donald Trump to fire senior adviser Stephen Miller in light of leaked emails showing the extent of his white nationalist beliefs. “We write to demand the immediate removal …

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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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