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  • Bolton offers scathing criticism of Trump at closed-door event, attendee says

    09/19/2019 4:06:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | Jim Acosta and Paul LeBlanc
    Former national security adviser John Bolton didn't offer any praise of President Donald Trump in remarks at a private event Wednesday, but instead took aim at his former boss' policies on the world stage, according to an attendee. Bolton, who Trump fired earlier this month, made comments at an event hosted by the Gatestone Institute in New York that the attendee characterized to CNN as scathing in their criticism of Trump's approach to Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. Politico was first to report on Bolton's remarks. "Bolton didn't have anything positive to say about Trump," the attendee said.
  • As frustration with Bolton mounted, Trump reached out to ex-adviser McMaster [uh oh]

    09/10/2019 1:08:35 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/10/19 | Carol E. Lee, Courtney Kube and Kristen Welker
    In phone calls to McMaster, Trump told his second national security adviser that he missed him. WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump began losing confidence in national security adviser John Bolton, whom he fired on Tuesday, he reached out to the man he had fired to give Bolton the job: retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. In phone calls to McMaster — the first of which took place last fall — Trump told his second national security adviser that he missed him, according to two people familiar with the conversations. It’s a sentiment the president has also expressed to White House...
  • Bolton says he offered to resign night before Trump announced his firing

    09/10/2019 9:53:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/19 | Brett Samuels
    Outgoing national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday disputed President Trump's account of his dismissal, tweeting that he offered to resign before the president announced his ouster. "I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, 'Let's talk about it tomorrow,'" Bolton tweeted. Washington Post reporter Robert Costa and other journalists said that Bolton had texted them to make clear that he resigned. The messages came moments after Trump rocked Washington with a pair of tweets that said he had asked Bolton to step down due to disagreements about policy. "I informed John Bolton last night that his services...
  • Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton-JB says he "offered to resign"

    09/10/2019 9:02:18 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 204 replies
    cnbc ^ | Sept 10, 2019 | Mangan/Breuninger
    Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton
  • Bolton Out of White House; Trump Tweet, FoxNews

    09/10/2019 9:06:08 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 69 replies
    Fox-Tweet ^ | 09-10-19 | GRRRRR
    Tv report only from FOX. Bolton’s services no longer required at the White House. John Roberts reporting now too...
  • Sarah Sanders Leaving WH

    06/13/2019 1:17:45 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 50 replies
    Twitter | 06/13/19 | President DJT
  • US Office of Special Counsel Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Removed From Office For Hatch Act

    06/13/2019 10:37:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 118 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    BREAKING: US Office of Special Counsel Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Removed From Office For Hatch Act Violations.. ( Full title).. The US Office of Special Counsel said in a report given to President Trump on Thursday that his counselor Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act and recommended her removal from federal service. The Hatch Act bars federal employees from engaging in political activity. “The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) calls on President Donald J. Trump to remove Ms. Conway from her federal position immediately,” the agency wrote in a letter to the White House. “[K]ellyanne Conway violated...
  • John Bolton: 'Substantial' belief five countries spreading lies on Trump team dysfunction

    06/13/2019 1:58:17 AM PDT · by G-Pol · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2019 | Daniel Chaitin
    John Bolton: 'Substantial' belief five countries spreading lies on Trump team dysfunction by Daniel Chaitin | June 11, 2019 12:41 PM National security adviser John Bolton named five countries he believes are spreading lies about dysfunction in the Trump administration. “We have substantial reason to believe that North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Russia, and China have made a decision to — and you can see it publicly — to try to sow disinformation about the administration, and to say that the president and his advisers are divided, and things like that,” Bolton said Tuesday during a Wall Street Journal event in...
  • Trump is removing US Secret Service director

    04/08/2019 10:33:56 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/08/2019 | Jake Tapper, Evan Perez and Betsy Klein
    United States Secret Service director Randolph "Tex" Alles is being removed from his position, multiple administration officials tell CNN. President Donald Trump instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Alles. Alles remains in his position as of now but has been asked to leave. The Secret Service director reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned on Sunday amid growing pressure from the President. The director oversees the Secret Service's work on both protection and investigations. "There is a near-systematic purge happening at the nation's second-largest national security agency," this official says. United...
  • DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigning after clashes with Trump on immigration

    04/07/2019 3:31:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | UPDATED ON: APRIL 7, 2019 / 6:28 PM / CBS NEWS | PAULA REID
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, President Trump announced in a tweet Sunday. CBS News first reported Nielsen's impending departure, which Mr. Trump announced after a 5 p.m. meeting with Nielsen at the White House.
  • ‘Disgust’ And ‘Disbelief’ Within White House After Trump’s Schedule Leaks

    02/04/2019 2:33:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies ^ | 1:27 PM 02/04/2019 | Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent
    The White House found itself knocked off balance ahead of the State of the Union after an anonymous staffer leaked months of President Donald Trump’s schedules to Axios, two administration officials told The Daily Caller. Axios published months of Trump’s private schedules Sunday evening, detailing how Trump spends nearly 60 percent of his time in unstructured “executive time.” One administration official said the leak itself did not reveal any information, which wasn’t already known generally, but was “aghast and disgusted” that anyone in the president’s circle would reveal so much proprietary information. Another administration official said rank and file White...
  • Inside Kushner's Immigration Plan

    01/30/2019 5:07:09 AM PST · by be-baw · 48 replies
    Axios (Gasp!) ^ | January 29, 2019 | Alayna Treene, Jonathan Swan
    Jared Kushner ran a white board planning session last week at the White House with the Koch network and other people who worked with him on criminal justice reform. The purpose: to see if the administration can replicate the approach they took to pass criminal justice reform to overhaul America’s immigration system. “They would like to try and replicate at some level a bipartisan coalition on immigration issues, something paired with border security as well,” said Koch Industries senior vice president Mark Holden, who attended the meeting. A senior White House official familiar with Kushner’s thinking said it’s too early...
  • New details about Hope Hicks' White House departure

    02/28/2018 11:28:40 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 83 replies ^ | March 1, 2018 | Major Garrett
    On the day Hope Hicks announced she would be leaving her post as White House communications director, she was "a puddle of tears" during the White House communications meeting Wednesday, according to one eyewitness. President Trump was angered by Hicks' testimony before the House Intelligence Committee -- angered by the fact that she admitted to the panel over the course of nine hours of testimony that she told "white lies" on his behalf. It is doubtful that this would have caused her to resign.
  • Melania Trump’s speechwriter is a registered Democrat

    07/20/2016 2:48:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    he Trump staffer who took the fall for lifting several passages of Melania Trump’s speech from an earlier address by Michelle Obama is a registered Democrat in New York, public records show. Meredith McIver, a longtime writer for the Trump organization, admitted that she had helped Melania compose the speech she delivered at the GOP convention Monday night. Melania, she said, had read her several passages of Obama’s 2008 speech to the Democratic convention over the phone and she mistakenly inserted them into the speech, she admitted in a statement. Team Trump at first adamantly denied that there was any...