Tag Archives: White House

White House Spox: Democrats And The Media Have Created More Chaos Than The Russians [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Journalists lashed out at a White House spokesman on Saturday after the aide to President Trump claimed that news media and Democrats have caused more “chaos” than Russia. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley made the comments during an interview on Fox News while responding to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russian nationals for meddling …

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REPORT: Kushner Requests More Intel Than Most White House Staffers Despite Having No Security Clearance

The Washington Post reports: White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly announced Friday that beginning next week, the White House will no longer allow some employees with interim security clearances access to top-­secret information — a move that could threaten the standing of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law. Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, has been able to …

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Kelly Orders Overhaul Of Security Clearance Process

The New York Times reports: John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, ordered an overhaul of the process for granting security clearances, acknowledging that mistakes and shortcomings were exposed by the handling of marital abuse allegations against one of President Trump’s top aides. In a five-page memo distributed Friday afternoon to White House staff, Mr. Kelly suggested that …

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White House Vows To Veto Senate DACA Plan

Reuters reports: The White House rejected on Thursday a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young “Dreamer” immigrants and tighten border security, saying it would weaken enforcement of current law and produce a flood of illegal immigration. Ahead of expected Senate votes, the White House said advisers would recommend that President Donald Trump veto the plan to protect from deportation …

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Senate Weighs Contempt Charge For Bannon Because He’ll Only Answer Questions Approved By White House

CNN reports: Steve Bannon told the House Intelligence Committee that he had been instructed by the White House to invoke executive privilege on behalf of President Donald Trump, declining to answer a wide array of key questions pertinent to the Russia investigation and prompting lawmakers to consider holding him in contempt. GOP Rep. Mike Conaway and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Florida Mass Shooting

ABC News reports: In what has become a familiar ritual of grief, President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, after focusing on mental health, rather than guns, in his early comments. The president’s address comes a day after a former student opened fire at the Parkland, Florida, …

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Gus Kenworthy: I Won’t Go To The White House Either

CBS News reports: U.S. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy said Thursday that he would not go to the White House if invited. In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Kenworthy, one of the first two openly gay men to represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics, said he had “no patience” for the administration’s actions “attacking” the LGBT community. “When we …

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Trump Backs 25¢ Per Gallon Gas Tax Hike

Politico reports: President Donald Trump signaled support for a 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase to help pay for infrastructure at a meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday, a source in the room told POLITICO. Trump’s support, though not confirmed by the White House, represents a stark departure from recent administrations and congressional leaders that have tip-toed around the issue because raising the …

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Trump Finally Breaks Silence On Rob Porter: Everyone Knows I’m Totally Opposed To Domestic Violence

CBS News reports: President Trump gave his first personal, full-throated condemnation of domestic violence Wednesday since the controversy surrounding former White House aide Rob Porter. “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind, everyone knows that. And it almost wouldn’t even have to be said. So now you hear it. But you all know it,” the president said …

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White House Sees Third Resignation This Week

Politico reports: A senior official on the National Economic Council resigned on Tuesday after being informed that he would not receive a permanent security clearance, as the White House faces increasing scrutiny over the number of high-ranking officials allowed to work on interim clearances. George David Banks, who had served since February 2017 as special assistant to the president for …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Mediaite reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will meet the press corps in a briefing set for 1:00 p.m. ET. What will she likely be asked about today? There are still many questions as to the timeline of events in the Rob Porter scandal, which has led to the opening of an oversight committee probe by Rep. Trey …

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GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy Reveals Launch Of US House Probe Into Rob Porter Employment Scandal [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) revealed that Congress has launched an investigation into White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s employment despite credible allegations of domestic abuse. Gowdy, who announced his retirement from Congress earlier this month, told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota the House Oversight Committee he chairs opened an investigation Tuesday into the Porter scandal. “We did last night,” …

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CHAIN MIGRATION: White House Refuses To Clarify Immigration Status Of Melania Trump’s Parents

The Hill reports: The White House is refusing to say the immigration status of first lady Melania Trump’s parents. “I don’t comment on her parents, as they live private lives and are not part of the administration,” said Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for the first lady. The Post listed a number of options, including that the first lady’s parents are in …

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REPORT: Jared Kushner Is Swimming In Debts

Politico reports: Jared Kushner, a White House aide and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, appears to have drawn more money out of three separate lines of credit in the months after he joined the White House last year, a newly released document shows. Recent revisions to the financial disclosure form filed by Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump, bumped up each of those …

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Piers Morgan: Omarosa Called Me A “Fucking Faggot” When I Wouldn’t Sleep With Her To Win The Apprentice

Piers Morgan writes for the Daily Mail: ‘Shut the f**k up, a**hole,’ snarled Omarosa Manigault-Newman at me. ‘How are your kids going to feel when they wake up and discover their dad’s a f**king f*gg*t?’ Yes, this is the same Omarosa Manigault-Newman who just spent a year inside Donald Trump’s White House. I’ve met a lot of vile human beings …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Today should be another Porter-palooza. The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Tuesday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. EST. President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that it’s now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants who have stayed in the country illegally. …

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REPORT: Accused Wife Beater Rob Porter Was Up For White House Promotion When News Broke [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: You can’t make this up. With FBI Director Christopher Wray contradicting the White House’s story on when they knew about the allegations that ex-staffer Rob Porter abused his ex-wives, CNN is now reporting that Porter was under consideration for a promotion when the accusations publicly surfaced last week. “We’re learning not only did he take an important role …

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BOOM: FBI Contradicts WH On Porter Timeline [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday the agency in late July completed a background check for security clearance for former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse by two former wives. Wray’s comments conflict with the White House assertion that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and intelligence agencies had not completed …

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LIVE VIDEO: Intel Chiefs Testify Before Senate Panel On White House Security Clearances, Cyber Attacks, More

Already underway. The Washington Post reports: FBI Director Christopher A. Wray is appearing Tuesday morning before a Senate panel, where he is expected to field questions on security clearances for White House personnel and whether he remains confident in the independence of his agents. Wray is one of six top intelligence agency heads testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee for …

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REPORT: Kelly Fired Omarosa Over WH Car Service

Politico reports: Omarosa Manigault had been using the White House car service — known as “CARPET” — as an office pick-up and drop-off service, something strictly forbidden by the federal government, according to three administration officials. After Kelly dismissed her, Manigault tried to storm the White House residence to appeal to Trump, according to one of the officials, accidentally tripping …

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