Tag: The White House

Jared Kushner Loses Access To Top-Secret Intelligence

Presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has had his security clearance downgraded — a move that will prevent him from viewing many of the sensitive documents to which he once had unfettered access. Kushner is not alone. All White House aides working on the highest-level interim clearances — at the Top Secret/SCI-level — were informed…

100 WH Staffers Lacked Full Security Clearances A Year After The Election

As of November, more than 100 staffers in the Executive Office of the President were still operating on interim security clearances, including high-profile senior advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner and former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, documents obtained by CNN show. People with full permanent clearances are supposed to be careful about the…

Internet Falls For Trump-‘Gorilla Channel’ Parody

Amid startling disclosures about life in the Trump White House, Twitter users fall for a satirical fake excerpt from Michael Wolff’s book that claims the president is obsessed with gorillas. Lots of Twitter users took seriously the hoax excerpt, which included the claim that Trump spends 17 hours a day watching videos of gorillas fighting,…

White House Bans Staff From Using Personal Cellphones

The Trump White House is banning employees from using personal cellphones while at work, effectively cutting staffers off from their children and families, Bloomberg New reports, citing White House officials. The ban, imposed by Chief of Staff John Kelly, is due to take effect Friday, with President Trump’s aides to be barred from using their…

John Kelly Cheerfully Tells The Press ‘I’m Not Quitting Today’

During today’s White House press briefing, Kelly popped up to address the press corps and let them know that he wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon. “Although I read it all the time, pretty consistently, I’m not quitting today,” Kelly stated, to a smattering of laughs. ” I don’t believe, and I’ve just talked to the…

For A Deal On DREAMers, White House Demands Border Wall Funding

In exchange for letting young undocumented immigrants, dubbed DREAMers, stay in the United States legally, the Trump administration will ask Congress to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and limit federal grants to “sanctuary cities,” The Washington Post reports, citing a document the administration distributed to Congress. White House aides told reporters Sunday that…

Jared Kushner Has Used A Private Email Account For White House Business

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has used a private email address he set up after the election to communicate about White House matters with other administration officials, Politico reported Sunday and Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, confirmed. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, set up the private family domain and new email addresses…

LeBron James: Going To White House Was Great Honor Until Trump

LeBron James jumped into the fray between President Donald Trump and NBA star Stephen Curry on Saturday, calling Trump a “bum” for rescinding an invitation to Curry that had already been rejected. After Trump called out Curry on Twitter on Saturday morning for “hesitating” to accept an invitation to visit the White House with the…

Report: Trump Aide Sent Email About Putin Meeting Request

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn sent an email referencing an individual who was trying to arrange a meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin last year, CNN reports, citing an email recovered by congressional investigators. In the email, Dearborn, who worked on the campaign, included “information about an individual…

Hope Hicks To Be Next White House Communications Director

Senior communications adviser Hope Hicks will likely take on the role of White House communications director, according to two sources inside the White House and one outside. Discussions are in the final stages, the sources said. Earlier this month, a White House official told CNN there were internal discussions that Stephen Miller, a senior adviser…

Report: WH Urges GOPers To Defend Trump As ‘Entirely Correct’

The White House is reportedly urging Republican lawmakers to defend President Trump as “entirely correct” in his assertion that Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville was partly caused by counter-protesters demonstrating against racism. In its daily “evening communications briefing” sent out to Republican members of Congress late Tuesday, the White House encourages members of the party to…

Bee Explains How ‘Penis Goblins’ Helped Steve Bannon Take Over White House

On Wednesday’s “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee read highlighted parts of the book, Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency, by Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green which talks about Bannon’s rise to President Donald Trump’s administration. “This is the true story of how Steve Bannon brought the alt-right into our world,”…

John Oliver: Stephen Miller Is A Revolting Human [VIDEO]

On his latest episode of Last Week Tonight John Oliver ripped apart White House advisor Stephen Miller for dismissing the Statue of Liberty poem. “You might well think, ‘That’s unfair. Anyone can find a photo of someone looking a bit like a minion.’ But with Miller, it’s genuinely hard to find a photo of him…

Stephen Colbert Sings Farewell To Anthony Scaramucci [VIDEO]

On Monday Stephen Colbert was so sad by the “breaking nooch” that President Trump had fired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci after just 10 days on the job. “Yes, the Mooch is toast,” Colbert said. “The front-stabber has been back-stabbed. He said he was going to fire everybody, and I gotta admit, he delivered.”…

Prankster Tricks White House Officials Into Thinking He’s One Of Them

A British “email prankster” spent the past few days fooling White House officials and people close to President Trump into thinking they were talking to other officials, CNN reports. The trickster made Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, who has been tasked with overseeing cyber security, think he was accepting an invitation to a “bit of…

Samantha Bee: On The Mooch & Trump’s Spreading Taint [VIDEOS]

On her latest episode Samantha Bee tackled down Anthony Scaramucci and his new role in the White House and how that has had an impact on President Donald Trump. “What does the Mooch Doctrine look like in practice?” Bee asked her audience. “Oh, worse than you could even imagine.” “Scaramucci was working the ‘don’t think…

Anthony Scaramucci Quoted Disgraced Joe Paterno About ‘Honor’ [VIDEO]

New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci quoted on CNN this morning the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno while complaining about leaks to the press. Paterno was fired by Penn State in 2011 for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Scaramucci called into CNN after his financial disclosure report was…

‘Daily Show’ Shares Goodbye Video For Press Secretary Sean Spicer

R.I.P. Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary, 2017 – 2017 pic.twitter.com/y7QmJAroYH — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 21, 2017 The Daily Show just posted a funny goodbye video for Sean Spicer after he resigned as White House press secretary Friday. The video compilation of viral Spicer moments from the White House podium includes the…

Sean Spicer Resigns As White House Press Secretary

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reportedly resigned on Friday morning in response to President Trump hiring New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. One official, speaking anonymously, remarked: “Surprised it took this long.” Additionally, The New York Times reported, “The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump…

Syria, Russia Reject WH Allegations Of Chemical-Attack Plans

Top officials in Syria and at the Kremlin dismissed the White House’s accusations late Monday that Bashar al-Assad’s regime appears to be preparing another chemical attack on civilians. Ali Haidar, Syria’s minister for national reconciliation, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s charges were just part of a new diplomatic campaign against…

Trump Communications Director Mike Dubke Resigns From WH

President Trump’s communications director, Mike Dubke, is on his way out after just three months on the job. He is the first to go in what is expected to be a major turnover of staff as the White House attempts to jumpstart its agenda and cope with deepening scandals related to Russia. “Insiders say Dubke…

MUST SEE Time Magazine Trump-Russia Cover

Time magazine published an eye-catching cover Thursday aimed at the Trump presidency — this time depicting the White House being overtaken by Russian onion domes. The new cover comes amid the escalating controversy over the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia. And it’s a winking reference to the news earlier this week, when President Donald Trump…

Report: Russia Probe Reaches Current White House Official

The ongoing FBI probe into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as “a significant person of interest,” The Washington Post reported Friday. The individual was described by people familiar with the matter as “someone close to the president,” although the sources declined to name names. So far,…

Putin: I’ll Release Trump-Lavrov Meeting Records

Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would be willing to hand over to U.S. lawmakers the transcripts of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s meeting with President Trump. According to Putin, the U.S. president had not passed on any classified information to Lavrov during their Oval Office visit last week, and such transcripts, the Russian president…

Trump To Host Turkish President Erdogan At White House Today

On Tuesday, President Trump will hold a meeting at the White House with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Key topics are expected to be Turkey’s opposition to a Trump plan to arm Kurdish fighters for an offensive to capture the Islamic State capital of Raqqa, and Turkey’s call for the U.S. to extradite a Muslim…

White House Staffers Reportedly Feed Trump ‘Fake News’

White House officials have been warned not to haphazardly feed President Trump news printouts after staffers narrowly avoided having the president react publicly to a global warming internet hoax left on his desk by his deputy national security adviser, Politico reports. In another instance, the president received a news printout claiming without evidence that Deputy…

Trump Let Only Russian Photographers In Meeting With Russians

Former intelligence officials have expressed alarm over the White House’s decision to allow a Russian photographer into the Oval Office for President Trump’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday. The photographer, who was working for one of Russia’s state-owned news agencies, was allowed into the meeting even as his American counterparts were…

Sally Yates: I Told WH Michael Flynn Was ‘Compromised’

At a hearing Monday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper faced questions about ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Russia’s election interference, and President Trump’s executive order banning travel from several majority-Muslim nations. Yates said she told the administration Jan. 26 that…

Ted Nugent, Kid Rock & Sarah Palin Visit The White House

President Donald Trump invited Sarah Palin to the White House for dinner on Wednesday night, and the former Alaska governor made some interesting additions to the guest list. Palin uploaded photos from her night on Facebook, and they show how she and the president were joined by rockers Kid Rock and Ted Nugent. This is…