Tag Archives: White House

Eric Holder Won’t Run For President In 2020

From a just-posted Washington Post op-ed: Though I will not run for president in 2020, I will continue to fight for the future of our country through the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliates. For too long, Democrats have lost sight of the state and local races that shape the day-to-day lives of the people we serve. With state …

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Trump Blames Failed Nuke Talks On Cohen Hearing

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has blamed the Democrats’ decision to interview his former lawyer Michael Cohen on the same day as a meeting with Kim Jong-un for the fact that the North Korea summit ended with no deal. Last week in Hanoi, Trump and Kim met for the second time to try to negotiate a deal that would surrender …

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Trump Personally Ordered Security Clearance For Jared Kushner Over Objections Of Top Intelligence Officials

The New York Times reports: President Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, a top-secret security clearance last year, overruling concerns flagged by intelligence officials and the White House’s top lawyer, four people briefed on the matter said. Mr. Trump’s decision in May so troubled senior administration officials that at least one, …

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White House Denies Trump Incites Terror Plots [VIDEO]

“The president hasn’t at any point has done anything but condemn violence, against journalists or anyone else. In fact, every single time something like this happens, the president is typically one of the first people to condemn the violence and the media is the first people to condemn the president.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, when asked today if Trump should …

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White House To Exploit Andrew McCabe’s New Book

Axios reports: White House officials and sources close to President Trump are treating Andrew McCabe’s book as an opportunity. These people plan to keep promoting bits from “The Threat,” which has rocketed past Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” to #1 on Amazon’s best-sellers list, that support their “deep state” narrative. They also plan to argue that the rest of the former FBI …

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House Panel Probes Flynn-Backed Plan To Sell Dozens Of Nuclear Plants To Saudi Arabia Despite Warnings

The Wall Street Journal reports: Former national-security adviser Mike Flynn and others within the White House ignored repeated legal and ethical warnings as they pushed early in President Trump’s tenure an ambitious plan to build dozens of nuclear-power reactors in Saudi Arabia, according to a report released Tuesday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The report describes …

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Trump’s Physical Results: Very Good Overall But Obese

CNN reports: President Donald Trump, 72, is in “very good health overall,” according to results from his physical examination, which were released on Thursday. At his physical exam last year, the 6-foot-3-inch Trump weighed 239 pounds, according to his doctor. Trump, who has a common form of heart disease, embarked on a mission last year to lose some weight. Now, …

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White House Blasts “Disgraced Liar” Andrew McCabe

“Andrew McCabe was fired in total disgrace from the FBI because he lied to investigators on multiple occasions, including under oath. His selfish and destructive agenda drove him to open a completely baseless investigation into the President. His actions were so shameful that he was referred to federal prosecutors. Andrew McCabe has no credibility and is an embarrassment to the …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: The Idea That Trump Would Encourage Violence At His Rallies Is “Absolutely Absurd”

Mediaite reports: In an interview on Wednesday with Fox & Friends, Sanders was asked to elaborate on the White House statement saying Trump condemns the attack on a journalist that was carried out by one of his supporters during his rally this week in El Paso. BBC cameraman Ron Skeans was shoved to the ground by a Trump supporter while …

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Trump Installs Room-Sized Golf Simulator Game At WH

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has installed a room-sized “golf simulator” game at the White House, which allows him to play virtual rounds at courses all over the world by hitting a ball into a large video screen, according to two people told about the system. Trump’s system cost about $50,000, and was put in during the last few …

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Michael Bloomberg Ready To Spend $500M On 2020

Politico reports: Billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg is preparing to spend at least $500 million from his own pocket to deny President Trump a second term, according to Democratic operatives briefed on his plans. Bloomberg has not yet announced whether he will run in the Democratic primary. If he runs, he will use that half-billion-dollar stake — roughly $175 million more …

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REPORT: Eric Holder Close To Decision On 2020 WH Bid

NPR reports: Former Attorney General Eric Holder travels to Iowa on Tuesday as he weighs whether to join a growing field of Democrats seeking the presidential nomination in 2020, and he’s expected to make a decision in the next two weeks, NPR has learned. Holder, who served for six years under former President Barack Obama, will make a decision on …

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White House: President Trump Condemns All Acts Of Violence, “Including Against Members Of The Press”

“President Trump condemns all acts of violence against any individual or group of people — including members of the press. We ask that anyone attending an event do so in a peaceful and respectful manner.” – Sarah Sanders. The Daily Beast reports: The El Paso District Attorney’s office will not press charges against the belligerent Trump supporter who apparently shoved …

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WH Plots To Divert Unspent Funds To Border Wall

The Washington Post reports: The White House is firming up plans to redirect unspent federal dollars as a way of funding President Donald Trump’s border wall without taking the dramatic step of invoking a national emergency. Done by executive order, this plan would allow the White House to shift money from different budgetary accounts without congressional approval, circumventing Democrats who …

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Rage Machine Tells Dems To “Loosen Up And Have Fun”

Politico reports: President Trump on Monday urged Democrats to “loosen up and have some fun,” criticizing the party for being “self righteous and angry.” It’s unclear what prompted Trump’s tweet, though multiple Democrats over the weekend made clear their presidential aspirations for 2020, and called out the president in the process. The president targeted Democrats repeatedly on Twitter over the …

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New Schedule Leak: “50% Executive Time” Last Week

Axios reports: Our lead item in Axios Sneak Peek last week — a leak of three months of Trump’s private schedules — enraged White House officials. The president’s secretary Madeleine Westerhout tweeted that the leak was “a disgraceful breach of trust.” Then Politico scooped (and we confirmed) that the White House has launched an internal hunt to find the leaker. …

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Kellyanne Conway Claims She Was Assaulted [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Kellyanne Conway says that she was grabbed and shaken by a woman while out with her teenage daughter in a Maryland restaurant late last year. In an interview with CNN, the White House counselor to President Donald Trump talked about the alleged assault for the first time publicly. She recounted how the woman, who was later identified by …

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White House Celebrates The Year Of The Pig

Via White House press release: Melania and I send our greetings to those celebrating the Lunar New Year. Today, people across the United States and around the world mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year with spectacular fireworks displays, joyful festivals, and family gatherings. This is a sacred time for many people of Asian descent, and it is an …

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Former White House Aide Cliff Sims: Watching Cable News All Day Long Is Just Part Of Trump’s “Workflow”

The Hill reports: Ex-White House aide Cliff Sims on Tuesday defended President Trump’s extensive use of “Executive Time,” saying that watching television each day is part of the president’s “workflow” and that Trump “works his butt off.” “I think that it’s part of his workflow,” Sims, who once served as director of White House message strategy and as a special …

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New England Patriots Star Won’t Visit Trump At White House, But Says It “Would Be Dope” To Meet Obama

TMZ Sports reports: New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon — one of the key players in the Super Bowl — says he will NOT be joining the team to visit Donald Trump … explaining, “They don’t want me in the White House.” Harmon said “it would be dope” to follow the lead of the Golden State Warriors and visit Barack …

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