Tag: Trump administration

WH Investigating Loans Made To Kushner’s Family Business

White House attorneys are looking into whether two loans worth more than $500 million given to President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s family real estate business violated any criminal laws or federal ethics regulations, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal obtained a letter from David Apol, the acting director of the Office…

Gary Cohn Resigns As Trump’s Top Economic Adviser

National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn has resigned, the White House said Tuesday. He will “leave in the coming weeks,” The New York Times reported. Cohn was President Trump’s chief economic adviser, though he had differed with the president on a variety of issues, including Trump’s response to a white nationalist rally in Virginia last…

Kushner Cos. Got Millions In Loans After Lenders Met Kushner At WH

Kushner Cos., the family business of President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, received a loan of $184 million last November from Apollo Global Management, a firm whose founder, Joshua Harris, made several visits to the White House over the year, three people with knowledge of the matter told The New York Times. Harris…

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…

Trump Admin Gives 59,000 Haitians 18 Months To Leave The U.S.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke announced Monday that roughly 59,000 Haitians living in the United States who have been protected from deportation since 2010 have 18 months to leave the United States. Haitians who came to the U.S. after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 have been safe under a program known as…

FBI Agents Kick In Door & Raid Paul Manafort’s Home

The FBI raided Paul Manafort’s home last month, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, executing a search warrant to seize documents. Agents allegedly entered Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia before dawn on July 26. “The search warrant was wide-ranging, and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records,”…

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…

North Korea Vows To Seek Revenge Against U.S. Over U.N. Sanctions

North Korea on Monday threatened the U.S. with “thousands-fold” revenge for tough new U.S.-drafted sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. President Trump said Sunday night that he spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in about the sanctions, approved Saturday. Trump tweeted the pair were “very happy and…

“The Mooch” Fired as White House Communications Director

Trump has decided to fire Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director Monday, in the latest dramatic staff shake-up to rock the White House. The president himself concluded that profane remarks by Scaramucci attacking senior administration members were ‘inappropriate,’ the White House said – as Gen. John Kelly flashed new authority over all staff working inside…

Obama Talks Russian Hacking, Trump’s Intel Briefings [VIDEO]

President Obama sat down with Trevor Noah for Monday’s Daily Show, but he wasn’t in a joking mood when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. “We determined and announced in October that it was the consensus of all the intelligence agencies and law enforcement that organizations affiliated with Russian intelligence were…