• Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
  • There are no markets
  • "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

White House Arrivals & Departures

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
White House press aide who insulted Senator John McCain, saying his vote doesn't matter because he's 'dying' anyway, is FINALLY out, as Trump orders a purge of his communications team

  • Sadler no longer works at the White House, it was announced Tuesday evening
  • It's unclear if she was fired or voluntarily left
  • There are reports the White House communications team will be organized and more aides may be let go
  • White House staff originally rallied around Sadler when her remarks, made in a private meeting, leaked to the press
  • The press shop has been without a communications director since Hope Hicks resigned in March
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-insulted-John-McCain-leave-White-House.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
National Park Service's acting chief apologizes for 'inappropriate' behavior after he grabbed his crotch in front of employees and pretended to pee on a hallway wall

  • Paul Daniel Smith said his actions were 'inappropriate' but not sexual
  • He said he was acting out a story about a time he worked in Alaska
  • He is being investigated for the act by the inspector general
  • Smith was previously reprimanded by the inspector general for helping Redskins owner Daniel Snyder cut down park trees to have better view from his mansion
  • Smith is acting director as President Trump has not nominated a permanent one
  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke brought Smith out of retirement for the chief job
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ogizes-grabbed-crotch-pretended-pee-wall.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Pruitt aide who shopped for his used mattress RESIGNS as she complains boss threw her 'under the bus' – and EPA spokesman calls reporter who asks about it 'a piece of trash'

  • Millan Hupp's last day at the Environmental Protection Agency will be Friday
  • She was Scott Pruitt's scheduler but performed many unusual duties such as shopping for a mattress, arranging personal travel, and apartment hunting
  • Hupp, 26, is said to be tired of being thrown under the bus by Pruitt' and weary of seeing her name in the news
  • When a reporter asked EPA spokesperson Jahan Wilcox about resignation, he said: 'You have a great day, you're a piece of trash'
  • Sarah Greenwalt, a senior counsel at EPA who worked with Pruitt in Oklahoma, also gave notice
  • Trump praised Pruitt Wednesday and said the EPA is 'doing well'
  • Trump told Pruitt 'somebody has to say that about you a little bit'
  • Pruitt is under fire for multiple questionable uses of tax payer money during his tenure at the EPA
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...attress-RESIGNS-complains-boss-threw-bus.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
White House told scandal-plagued EPA chief Scott Pruitt to stop inviting himself in for lunch after repeated visits to exclusive West Wing dining room

  • Pruitt regularly uses the restaurant in the basement of the West Wing
  • Cabinet heads warned not to treat it as their 'personal dining hall'
  • Pruitt advised the room is not for everyday use
  • The EPA is a few blocks away, and Pruitt frequently dined on skirt steak, chicken, and salad
  • Pruitt also had an aide arrange a call with a CEO to try to get his wife a Chick-fil-A franchise
  • It is just the latest scandal to buffet the embattled anti-regulation Oklahoman
  • There are more than a dozen investigations involving Pruitt
  • President Trump told Pruitt Wednesday 'EPA is doing really, really well'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...A-chief-Scott-Pruitt-stop-inviting-lunch.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Scandal-plagued Scott Pruitt used costly 24/7 security detail to find his favorite moisturizing lotion at Washington hotels

  • The EPA chief also asked his agents to pick up his dry cleaning
  • Pruitt used his aides to shop for a luxury mattress and look for an apartment
  • Two of his top aides are resigning
  • He's been asked to stop eating at the White House mess so much
  • Federal rules bar public officials from receiving gifts from subordinates, including unpaid services
  • Pruitt has gotten 24/7 security since he became EPA chief in February 2017
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-7-security-favorite-moisturizing-lotion.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Be funny if she replaces Sessions.

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tells Trump aides she wants to be attorney general – and president says he could make her a federal judge

  • Judge Jeanine Pirro has been a constant defender of President Trump from her perch as a Fox News host
  • Trump is a regular viewer of her show and has known her for decades
  • She scored a presidential interview, and Trump danged the possibility of a judgeship
  • She wants to be attorney general
  • She also expressed interest in being deputy attorney general
  • Pirro was a prosecutor if Westchester County, New York
  • Trump continues to blast Attorney General Jeff Sessions, slamming his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe
  • Trump also has called out deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who congressional Republicans have pushed to release documents
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tells-Trump-aides-wants-attorney-general.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Democratic lawmakers demand criminal corruption probe of scandal-prone EPA chief Scott Pruitt – and Trump defends him but admits he's not 'blameless'

  • House Democrats are demanding the Justice Department launch a criminal corruption probe of EPA chief Scott Pruitt
  • EPA's inspector general, the Government Accountability Office and congressional committees are running a dozen separate investigations already
  • But none of those carries the weight of a criminal corruption probe
  • President Donald Trump has been quick to brush off attacks on his EPA chief as partisan griping directed at an effective leader
  • 'Scott Pruitt is doing a great job within the walls of the EPA. 'We're setting records,' Trump told DailyMail.com on Friday
  • 'Outside he's being attacked very viciously by the press. I'm not saying that he's blameless, but we'll see what happens,' the president added
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ek-criminal-corruption-probe-EPAs-Pruitt.html
 

the_shootist

Molon Labe!
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
22,827
Likes
25,852
But none of those carries the weight of a criminal corruption probe
What weight! These investigations, hearings and probes are all BULLSHIT. They accomplish nothing and only give the DC rats a reason to get up in the morning. So so tiresome
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
A scandal for all seasons: those Scott Pruitt ethics violations in full

The Guardian
Oliver Milman in New York
2 hrs ago

Scott Pruitt, the seemingly immoveable administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has an eclectic, almost itinerant, taste in corruption scandals.

Pruitt is best known for the ethical quagmires in this administration, shared with other Trump cabinet members, such as indulging in taxpayer-funded first class travel and spending much of his time playing an amenable host to corporations he is meant to regulate.

Related: 'If I were the president, I'd get rid of you': Scott Pruitt lacerated at ethics hearing

But the former Oklahoma attorney general’s appetite for controversy has also taken him in some daring and innovative new directions, offering up a smorgasbord that includes demanding his bodyguards drive him in search of his favourite moisturizing lotion, spending $1,500 on 12 pens, and bulldozing mere perceptions by literally living at an energy lobbyist’s apartment.

Pruitt’s tastes have a darker side, however, such as the revelations that he signed off on improper pay raises for favoured staff and has overseen an operation that physically bars journalists from covering his public genuflection for businesses. Not to mention that he has allegedly wreaked revenge upon colleagues who questioned his spending habits.

Even as Pruitt strives to tick off every conceivable ethical violation, the EPA administrator has still found time to peel back dozens of Obama-era rules aimed at reducing air and water pollution, as well as dismantle any vestige of action on climate change to the point where the very words have been scrubbed from the EPA website.

It’s been a dizzying, harrowing year for beleaguered agency staff, who have been tasked with unwinding their painstaking rule-making work while being led by an administrator who is the subject of a dozen different ethics investigations.

“It’s a toxic brew and the EPA is an unhappy place right now,” William Reilly, who was EPA administrator under George HW Bush, told the Guardian. “There is no precedent for this sort of behaviour and I don’t think the ship can be righted with this administrator. It would’ve got him fired in any administration but this one. It’s new and unwelcome territory.”

Democrats, environmental groups and Cher have repeatedly called for Pruitt’s removal. Many Republicans, too, are also heartily sick of him. “I think he’s acting like a moron,” said Senator John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican. “I’m astounded at some of the stuff I read.” Joni Ernst, a senator from Iowa, said Pruitt was “as swampy as you get”.

Fortunately for Pruitt, his boss, Donald Trump, has yet to be swayed. “EPA is doing really, really well,” the president said on Wednesday. “Somebody has to say that about you a little bit.”

Given the relentless march of Pruitt controversies, it can be hard to keep up. Here are the main ones.

Travel
Pruitt spent more than $105,000 on first-class flights in his first year on the job, excluding use of military jets and helicopters. One 40-minute private flight cost $5,719. Pruitt has attempted to justify this expense because of threats that include obscenities shouted at him by the public and a letter from an 85-year-old, who wished he would “choke to death of cancer of the guts”.

He has since promised to move back to economy class. Pruitt has frequently traveled home to Oklahoma on the taxpayer’s dime, often asking staff to find work-related reasons.

He took a $100,000 trip with staff to Morocco, partly arranged by a lobbyist. A trip to Italy cost around $120,000 and involved a private tour of the Vatican and dinner with Cardinal George Pell, a climate change denier who was under investigation over sexual abuse.

The EPA’s inspector general is investigating Pruitt’s travel.

Unusual office supplies
Pruitt’s tenure has been marked by an unusual desire for secrecy for what is, essentially, a public health job. He installed a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office that the Government Accountability Office has deemed violates federal spending laws.

Another $9,000 was spent sweeping Pruitt’s office for listening bugs and installing biometric locks. Pruitt’s head of security wanted to spend another $70,000 to replace two desks.A total of $1,560 was billed to the EPA for 12 customized silver pens.

Pruitt has repeatedly blamed his staff for erroneous or extravagant spending.

The lobbyists
Even before being appointed as EPA chief, Pruitt was known for having an extremely close relationship with fossil fuel executives and lobbyists.

In March, it emerged that Pruitt lived for about six months in a Washington condo owned by an energy lobbyist at a cut-price $50 a night – and was still reportedly late with the rent.

And Pruitt once secretly bought a home in Oklahoma with a registered lobbyist and last year accepted VIP basketball tickets from Joseph Craft, a billionaire coal baron and Trump donor who has pushed for the loosening of environmental rules.

The security guards
On his first day at the EPA, Pruitt asked for, and was granted, a 24/7 security detail that includes around 20 people. The cost of this protection amounted to $3.5m in Pruitt’s first year – far more than his predecessors.

Pruitt’s team, which unsuccessfully sought a bulletproof SUV for their ward, have accompanied the administrator on risk-laden trips to Disneyland and the Rose Bowl. Recently, it emerged that Pruitt used his bodyguards to pick up dry cleaning and look for a certain moisturizing lotion found in Ritz-Carlton hotels.

He has also reportedly asked other staff to pick up protein bars and Greek yoghurt for him, as well as arrange private accommodation and even ask the Trump International hotel for an old mattress. Government employees generally aren’t allowed to deploy staff for personal tasks.

Chick-fil-A
Internal EPA emails have shed light on how Pruitt had an agency staffer contact Dan Cathy, an executive at the fast food chain Chick-fil-A, over a “potential business opportunity”.

This “opportunity” turned out to be a bid to secure a Chick-fil-A franchise for Pruitt’s wife, Marlyn. A company spokeswoman said Marlyn Pruitt started a franchise application but didn’t complete it.

“My wife is an entrepreneur. I love, she loves, Chick-fil-A, it’s a franchise of faith. It’s an exciting time,” said Pruitt, presumably alluding to the company owner’s conservative religious bent, which has manifested itself in a stance against same-sex marriage.

Staff upheaval
As ethical problems have engulfed Pruitt, various aides have departed the EPA. Spokeswoman Liz Bowman and policy adviser Samantha Dravis have left in recent months, followed in the past week by legal counsel Sarah Greenwalt and Millan Hupp, the scheduling director who was assigned to secure the mattress from the Trump hotel. Hupp’s sister Sydney also worked for Pruitt and was asked to set up the Chick-fil-A meeting.

At least five other EPA officials were either reassigned, demoted or requested new jobs after questioning Pruitt’s spending habits. Pruitt has denied any retribution but former deputy chief of staff Kevin Chmielewski has called this a “bold-faced” lie.

Of greater importance in the work to safeguard clean air and water, about 700 EPA staff have left the agency since Pruitt took over.

Transparency
Pruitt has argued that scientific work should be transparent, to the point that he mooted a televised debate between climate scientists and those who deny the planet is warming due to human activity.

His own activities are particularly opaque, however. Meetings and public events are routinely kept secret until afterwards, or strictly vetted.

Reporters who cover Pruitt frequently encounter hostility. The EPA barred certain outlets from a recent summit, with one AP reporter physically removed by a security guard.

The EPA’s press office regularly unleashes personal attacks on journalists simply for relaying verifiable facts, with spokesman Jahan Wilcox recently telling Elaina Plott of the Atlantic, “You have a great day, you’re a piece of trash”, for accurately reporting the departure of Millan Hupp.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...hics-violations-in-full/ar-AAyrYcJ?ocid=ientp
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Trump's chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow, 70, suffers heart attack amid trade row with Canada

  • President Donald Trump tweeted that Kudlow had suffered a heart attack
  • He is being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland
  • His hospitalization comes as the U.S. is engaged in a trade war with allies
  • Trump sent the tweet from Singapore minutes before his planned summit with Kim Jong-un
  • Kudlow said after the G7 summit that PM Trudeau had 'stabbed us in the back'
  • Kudlow, 70, has spoken publicly about battling drug and alcohol addiction but says he has been sober for two decades
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Kudlow-treated-heart-attack-Walter-Reed.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Scandal-tainted EPA chief Scott Pruitt used senior aide as 'headhunter' to help unemployed school-nurse wife find a job with conservative think-tank

  • Pruitt had an aide tap his extensive donor network to help his wife find work
  • Marlyn Pruitt secured a job with a conservative group that backed Pruitt
  • The aide, Samantha Dravis, no longer works at EPA and told friends she was uncomfortable with the assignment
  • Leonard Leo, a wealthy Republican donor, helped Marlyn get the job and he arranged Pruitt's $100,000 taxpayer funded trip to Italy
  • Federal ethics rules prohibit officials from using their posts for private gain or receiving free services or other gifts from their subordinates
  • The latest revelation adds to the long list of questions Pruitt faces about his tenure at the EPA
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...er-help-unemployed-school-nurse-wife-job.html
 

the_shootist

Molon Labe!
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
22,827
Likes
25,852
Trump's chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow, 70, suffers heart attack amid trade row with Canada

  • President Donald Trump tweeted that Kudlow had suffered a heart attack
  • He is being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland
  • His hospitalization comes as the U.S. is engaged in a trade war with allies
  • Trump sent the tweet from Singapore minutes before his planned summit with Kim Jong-un
  • Kudlow said after the G7 summit that PM Trudeau had 'stabbed us in the back'
  • Kudlow, 70, has spoken publicly about battling drug and alcohol addiction but says he has been sober for two decades
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Kudlow-treated-heart-attack-Walter-Reed.html
I've had a heart attack, trust me, many of them are over rated and over-dramatized! (except of course for the fatal ones) If you survived it wasn't that bad :tired:
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah planning to depart the White House

CBS
Jacqueline Alemany
21 mins ago

Two of the most visible members of the Trump administration are planning their departures, the latest sign of upheaval in a White House marked by turmoil.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are both heading for the exits, according to sources inside the White House and close to the administration. Sanders, who has become a confidante of President Trump since the departure of former communications director Hope Hicks, has told friends that she plans to leave the administration at the end of the year.

Shah is also considering his exit, but he has not yet settled on an exact date. Neither Sanders nor Shah immediately responded to repeated requests for comment.

Several other lower-level positions in the communications department left vacant in recent weeks are likely to remain unfilled, with more departures expected in the coming weeks, according to a former official.

Numerous staffers have left the White House over the last several months, some voluntarily and others having been forced out. Those departures include Hicks; Jared Kushner's top communications aide, Josh Raffel; homeland security adviser Tom Bossert; National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton; Trump personal aide John McEntee; director of White House message strategy Cliff Simms; communications aide Steven Cheung; congressional communications director Kaelan Dorr; assistant press secretary Natalie Strom; and deputy director of media affairs Tyler Ross.

Over the course of the Trump administration, the White House has consolidated its workforce, eliminating jobs and assigning multiple portfolios of responsibility to individual staffers. Some positions have never been filled. Despite the smaller number of positions, the record-setting turnover rate has not slowed. Less than halfway through Mr. Trump's term, the turnover rate stands at 51 percent, according to the Brookings Institution. Turnover during Mr. Trump's first year in office was 34 percent -- nearly four times higher than turnover during the first year of the Obama administration.

"There will be even more people leaving the White House sooner rather than later, laid off or just leaving out of exhaustion. And it is going to be harder to find good people to replace them," a source close to the administration told CBS News. "I do think they're going to have a harder time getting the second wave of people in than the first, because those people were loyalists, and [new] folks will have to be recruited and encouraged and then survive the vetting process. In addition to all of that, the president prefers to have a small communications staff."

Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who has studied turnover dating back to the Reagan administration, published a report that tracks senior-level departures of the Trump administration compared to previous presidencies. She told CBS News that the sheer number of top-level exits indicates a troubling inconsistency in the ranks of those who see the president on a regular basis.

If the White House were a private-sector business, Tenpas said the level of turnover among senior staffers would result in the "stock and shareholders ... going nuts."

The White House has been plagued by leaks that have infuriated top White House officials, including one about communications aide Kelly Sadler making an insulting joke about Arizona Sen. John McCain, who is suffering from brain cancer. The incident spawned an Oval Office meeting with Sadler and senior communications aide Mercedes Schlapp that ended in recriminations and expletives over leaking. Many staffers have described the White House as a dysfunctional and toxic place to work. Sadler, too, recently left the White House.

"So many people haven't even stayed in these jobs to master the learning curve," Tenpas told CBS News. "You don't hear much about the importance of expertise. This is a White House that doesn't seem to value that or understand the consequences of it. It's kind of one of those things where we may not know the vulnerability of lacking expertise unless there is a crisis -- or a crisis that may have been averted had a person been in the room."

Sources close to the administration fear that while Mr. Trump has been able to bring in a handful of senior, high-profile replacements like national security adviser John Bolton, National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, there aren't many more qualified people willing to sign up for such an unpredictable high-wire job.

"Nobody wants to come in," a source close to the administration said. "So they've gone through two rounds and now they're at third tier of people who are just lucking out -- battlefield promotion ends up promoting people who aren't qualified for the position."

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...-depart-the-white-house/ar-AAyBNSZ?ocid=ientp
 

Irons

Deep Sixed
Mother Lode
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 30, 2010
Messages
26,253
Likes
40,943
Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah planning to depart the White House

CBS
Jacqueline Alemany
21 mins ago

Two of the most visible members of the Trump administration are planning their departures, the latest sign of upheaval in a White House marked by turmoil.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are both heading for the exits, according to sources inside the White House and close to the administration. Sanders, who has become a confidante of President Trump since the departure of former communications director Hope Hicks, has told friends that she plans to leave the administration at the end of the year.

Shah is also considering his exit, but he has not yet settled on an exact date. Neither Sanders nor Shah immediately responded to repeated requests for comment.

Several other lower-level positions in the communications department left vacant in recent weeks are likely to remain unfilled, with more departures expected in the coming weeks, according to a former official.

Numerous staffers have left the White House over the last several months, some voluntarily and others having been forced out. Those departures include Hicks; Jared Kushner's top communications aide, Josh Raffel; homeland security adviser Tom Bossert; National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton; Trump personal aide John McEntee; director of White House message strategy Cliff Simms; communications aide Steven Cheung; congressional communications director Kaelan Dorr; assistant press secretary Natalie Strom; and deputy director of media affairs Tyler Ross.

Over the course of the Trump administration, the White House has consolidated its workforce, eliminating jobs and assigning multiple portfolios of responsibility to individual staffers. Some positions have never been filled. Despite the smaller number of positions, the record-setting turnover rate has not slowed. Less than halfway through Mr. Trump's term, the turnover rate stands at 51 percent, according to the Brookings Institution. Turnover during Mr. Trump's first year in office was 34 percent -- nearly four times higher than turnover during the first year of the Obama administration.

"There will be even more people leaving the White House sooner rather than later, laid off or just leaving out of exhaustion. And it is going to be harder to find good people to replace them," a source close to the administration told CBS News. "I do think they're going to have a harder time getting the second wave of people in than the first, because those people were loyalists, and [new] folks will have to be recruited and encouraged and then survive the vetting process. In addition to all of that, the president prefers to have a small communications staff."

Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who has studied turnover dating back to the Reagan administration, published a report that tracks senior-level departures of the Trump administration compared to previous presidencies. She told CBS News that the sheer number of top-level exits indicates a troubling inconsistency in the ranks of those who see the president on a regular basis.

If the White House were a private-sector business, Tenpas said the level of turnover among senior staffers would result in the "stock and shareholders ... going nuts."

The White House has been plagued by leaks that have infuriated top White House officials, including one about communications aide Kelly Sadler making an insulting joke about Arizona Sen. John McCain, who is suffering from brain cancer. The incident spawned an Oval Office meeting with Sadler and senior communications aide Mercedes Schlapp that ended in recriminations and expletives over leaking. Many staffers have described the White House as a dysfunctional and toxic place to work. Sadler, too, recently left the White House.

"So many people haven't even stayed in these jobs to master the learning curve," Tenpas told CBS News. "You don't hear much about the importance of expertise. This is a White House that doesn't seem to value that or understand the consequences of it. It's kind of one of those things where we may not know the vulnerability of lacking expertise unless there is a crisis -- or a crisis that may have been averted had a person been in the room."

Sources close to the administration fear that while Mr. Trump has been able to bring in a handful of senior, high-profile replacements like national security adviser John Bolton, National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, there aren't many more qualified people willing to sign up for such an unpredictable high-wire job.

"Nobody wants to come in," a source close to the administration said. "So they've gone through two rounds and now they're at third tier of people who are just lucking out -- battlefield promotion ends up promoting people who aren't qualified for the position."

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...-depart-the-white-house/ar-AAyBNSZ?ocid=ientp
Fake news. Probably fed to CBS to out a WH press pool leaker.

Does @CBSNews know something I don’t about my plans and my future? I was at my daughter’s year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my “plans to leave the WH” without even talking to me. I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS
Twitter Ads info and privacy




This story is developing…
 

the_shootist

Molon Labe!
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
22,827
Likes
25,852
Fake news. Probably fed to CBS to out a WH press pool leaker.

Does @CBSNews know something I don’t about my plans and my future? I was at my daughter’s year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my “plans to leave the WH” without even talking to me. I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS
Twitter Ads info and privacy




This story is developing…
Fucking idiots! Brother Irons, have you ever seen such stupidity from 'educated' people? I certainly have NOT!
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Fake news. Probably fed to CBS to out a WH press pool leaker.
Fucking idiots! Brother Irons, have you ever seen such stupidity from 'educated' people? I certainly have NOT!
I should have waited to see if the DM reported it.


'Do they know something I don't?' Sarah Huckabee Sanders flatly denies that she 'is planning to leave the White House' after reports she and deputy Raj Shah were on the verge of walking out

  • CBS News ran an article quoting White House sources who claimed that Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah were planning to step down
  • Sanders refuted the claims insisting that she was 'honored' to work for Trump
  • 'Does @CBSNews know something I don't about my plans and my future?'
  • 'They ran a story about my 'plans to leave the WH' without even talking to me. I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS'
  • Her deputy Shah was also reportedly considering leaving his role but hadn't decided on a date

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...anders-denies-planning-leave-White-House.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Trump's deputy chief of staff is out: Joe Hagin to leave White House after keeping North Korea summit secrets from Trump to stop him from tweeting – and revelations of links to sex cult

  • President Trump's deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin, 62, is leaving the White House in two weeks
  • The news comes on the heels of the revelation of links to key backers of the alleged sex cult NXIVM
  • Hagin's firm Command Consulting was contracted by Libyan politician Basit Igtet in 2011
  • At the time Igtet and his wife Sarah Bronfman were fighting to keep NXIVM afloat amidst growing media scrutiny and legal troubles, sources told Buzzfeed
  • The group shut down on June 12 following the arrest of leader Keith Raniere
  • Hagin drew criticism in advance of Trump's nuclear summit with Kim Jong-un by keeping key details away fromthe president so he couldn't tweet them
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-chief-staff-Joe-Hagin-leave-White-House.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Trump's Twitter guru Dan Scavino mulls leaving the White House – which would leave first lady's spokeswoman as the 'last woman standing' from original campaign team

  • Dan Scavino was one of Trump's earliest campaign hires
  • He had run a Trump golf club and met him while working as his caddy
  • Scavino runs Trump's Twitter account and sometimes posts to it
  • The New York Times reported Scavino was considering leaving
  • Others potentially eying exits include chief of staff Kelly and Sarah Huckabee Sanders
  • First lady's spokeswoman would be last senior campaign staffer at White House
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ru-Dan-Scavino-mulls-leaving-White-House.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Scandal-plagued EPA chief Scott Pruitt has spent $4.6 MILLION on security including $2,750 on 'tactical pants' and 'tactical polo shirts' and $930 for a kit to break down doors

  • Pruitt is already facing a dozen official investigations over his conduct
  • Trump defends 'great' job performance but says he's not happy about scandals
  • Republican Senate aide thinks the dam will burst at some point
  • EPA security spending has tripled since Pruitt's predecessor left office
  • Latest records show costs for 'tactical' pants and polos and a 'breaching kit'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Scott-Pruitt-spent-4-6-MILLION-security.html
 

the_shootist

Molon Labe!
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
22,827
Likes
25,852
Scandal-plagued EPA chief Scott Pruitt has spent $4.6 MILLION on security including $2,750 on 'tactical pants' and 'tactical polo shirts' and $930 for a kit to break down doors

  • Pruitt is already facing a dozen official investigations over his conduct
  • Trump defends 'great' job performance but says he's not happy about scandals
  • Republican Senate aide thinks the dam will burst at some point
  • EPA security spending has tripled since Pruitt's predecessor left office
  • Latest records show costs for 'tactical' pants and polos and a 'breaching kit'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Scott-Pruitt-spent-4-6-MILLION-security.html
Yeah, I'm sure Pruitt is the only government official spending taxpayer money like a drunken sailor!
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
EPA claims scandal-plagued director Scott Pruitt sent only ONE email to anyone outside the agency in 16 months at the helm - leading to questions over whether he is using private email like Hillary

  • The EPA said Chief Scott Pruitt communicates mainly through phone calls
  • Watchdog groups are suspicious of the lack of emails
  • Pruitt is under heavy fire for his tenure at the EPA
  • Pruitt has used his private email in the past for official business when he served as Oklahoma's attorney general
  • One watchdog attorney asked: 'In this day and age, who doesn't use email?'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ott-Pruitt-sent-ONE-email-outside-agency.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Today's crazy rev vid...………..

Segment with Sabbath: How Long Before Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaves the White House?
ATLAHWorldwide


Published on Jun 26, 2018
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Incoming...…………...

Former Fox News executive who was booted for dropping the ball on sexual harassment allegations accepts senior White House communications job

  • An announcement is expected by the end of the week
  • Bill Shine's formal title will be deputy chief of staff for communication
  • White House communications director job has been vacant since Hope Hicks resigned in March
  • Kellyanne Conway and Sean Hannity were said to have pushed for Shine
  • President Trump is known to be a regular viewer of Fox News
  • Shine was forced out as co-president at Fox News last May for his handling of sexual harassment scandals
  • White House communications director job is tough to fill
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-sexual-harassment-expected-WH-comms-dir.html
 

the_shootist

Molon Labe!
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
22,827
Likes
25,852
Incoming...…………...

Former Fox News executive who was booted for dropping the ball on sexual harassment allegations accepts senior White House communications job

  • An announcement is expected by the end of the week
  • Bill Shine's formal title will be deputy chief of staff for communication
  • White House communications director job has been vacant since Hope Hicks resigned in March
  • Kellyanne Conway and Sean Hannity were said to have pushed for Shine
  • President Trump is known to be a regular viewer of Fox News
  • Shine was forced out as co-president at Fox News last May for his handling of sexual harassment scandals
  • White House communications director job is tough to fill
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-sexual-harassment-expected-WH-comms-dir.html
It's a war out there. The MSM IS the enemy!!

Madcow wants us dead.jpg
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
US ambassador to Estonia resigns in frustration over Trump

CNN
By Nicole Gaouette
13 hrs ago


The US ambassador to Estonia is resigning in frustration with President Donald Trump's comments about, and treatment of, European allies.

James D. Melville Jr.'s resignation, first reported by Foreign Policy magazine, makes him the third ambassador in the last year to leave the State Department early. He is among many senior State Department officials who have headed for the exits or been pushed toward them since Trump assumed office.

Melville's resignation comes at a time of acutely heightened tension in an alliance that, before Trump's election, had been one of the most solid, reliable and interconnected US relationships.

But Trump's attacks on NATO members, his trade tariffs against EU nations, his rejection of the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement and his political attacks on leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel have cast a pall over US ties to Europe.

Many European officials are wary about Trump's mid-July visit to the NATO summit in Belgium. Officials there fear that Trump's plan to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin after NATO will look like the friendlier encounter in comparison.

"The transatlantic relationship, which all around the table we consider a given, is not a given," a European diplomat told CNN. "We now have a major crisis."



'It's time to go'


Foreign Policy quoted from a private post on Melville's Facebook page in which the seasoned diplomat referred to the President's comments about Europe in explaining his decision to retire early.

"A Foreign Service Officer's DNA is programmed to support policy and we're schooled right from the start, that if there ever comes a point where one can no longer do so, particularly if one is in a position of leadership, the honorable course is to resign," the magazine quotes Melville's post as saying. "Having served under six presidents and 11 secretaries of state, I never really thought it would reach that point for me."

"For the President to say the EU was 'set up to take advantage of the United States, to attack our piggy bank,' or that 'NATO is as bad as NAFTA' is not only factually wrong, but proves to me that it's time to go," Melville said in the post.

Melville is only the latest foreign service officer to leave in a department where the senior ranks have been deeply depleted and even rising stars have resigned rather than serve the President.

In November, an award-winning US diplomat based in Nairobi wrote then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a blistering letter saying that the Trump administration had diminished the influence of State Department with its preference for military solutions.

Elizabeth Shackelford wrote that "despite the stinging disrespect this Administration has shown our profession," the State Department's diplomats "continue the struggle to keep our foreign policy on the positive trajectory necessary to avert global disaster in increasingly dangerous times."



'Traditional values ... betrayed'


In her resignation letter, Shackelford told Tillerson that she "would humbly request that you follow me out the door."

In January, then-US Ambassador to Panama John Feeley resigned over differences with the Trump administration, saying in his resignation letter that "as a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the President and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies."

"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come," wrote Feeley.

Once he had left office, Feeley was less circumspect in a scathing oped in the Washington Post, saying that he had "resigned because the traditional core values of the United States, as manifested in the President's National Security Strategy and his foreign policies, have been warped and betrayed."

In March, another career diplomat, then-US Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson, announced her decision to step down amid increased tensions between the US and Mexico that's due in large part to Trump's incendiary rhetoric about the country, its citizens and its trade relationship with the US.

A few days after her announcement, the White House delivered the equivalent of a slap, excluding Jacobson -- who served as ambassador until May -- from a meeting in Mexico City between Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and President Enrique Pena Nieto.

CNN's Elise Labott contributed to this report

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...-frustration-over-trump/ar-AAzmrXS?ocid=ientp
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Hope Hicks tells friends 'she would consider' becoming Trump's chief of staff as former aide's fans call on President to make the 'loyal, calming' assistant John Kelly's replacement

  • Hope Hicks' name has been floated as a possible new White House chief of staff
  • Follows rumors that John Kelly is considering stepping down from the position
  • Mick Mulvaney and Nick Ayers have also been suggested as successors to Kelly
  • Trump said on Friday he is happy with Kelly's work but resignation is up to Kelly
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ells-friends-consider-Trumps-chief-staff.html
 

the_shootist

Molon Labe!
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
22,827
Likes
25,852
US ambassador to Estonia resigns in frustration over Trump

CNN
By Nicole Gaouette
13 hrs ago


The US ambassador to Estonia is resigning in frustration with President Donald Trump's comments about, and treatment of, European allies.

James D. Melville Jr.'s resignation, first reported by Foreign Policy magazine, makes him the third ambassador in the last year to leave the State Department early. He is among many senior State Department officials who have headed for the exits or been pushed toward them since Trump assumed office.

Melville's resignation comes at a time of acutely heightened tension in an alliance that, before Trump's election, had been one of the most solid, reliable and interconnected US relationships.

But Trump's attacks on NATO members, his trade tariffs against EU nations, his rejection of the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement and his political attacks on leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel have cast a pall over US ties to Europe.

Many European officials are wary about Trump's mid-July visit to the NATO summit in Belgium. Officials there fear that Trump's plan to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin after NATO will look like the friendlier encounter in comparison.

"The transatlantic relationship, which all around the table we consider a given, is not a given," a European diplomat told CNN. "We now have a major crisis."



'It's time to go'


Foreign Policy quoted from a private post on Melville's Facebook page in which the seasoned diplomat referred to the President's comments about Europe in explaining his decision to retire early.

"A Foreign Service Officer's DNA is programmed to support policy and we're schooled right from the start, that if there ever comes a point where one can no longer do so, particularly if one is in a position of leadership, the honorable course is to resign," the magazine quotes Melville's post as saying. "Having served under six presidents and 11 secretaries of state, I never really thought it would reach that point for me."

"For the President to say the EU was 'set up to take advantage of the United States, to attack our piggy bank,' or that 'NATO is as bad as NAFTA' is not only factually wrong, but proves to me that it's time to go," Melville said in the post.

Melville is only the latest foreign service officer to leave in a department where the senior ranks have been deeply depleted and even rising stars have resigned rather than serve the President.

In November, an award-winning US diplomat based in Nairobi wrote then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a blistering letter saying that the Trump administration had diminished the influence of State Department with its preference for military solutions.

Elizabeth Shackelford wrote that "despite the stinging disrespect this Administration has shown our profession," the State Department's diplomats "continue the struggle to keep our foreign policy on the positive trajectory necessary to avert global disaster in increasingly dangerous times."



'Traditional values ... betrayed'


In her resignation letter, Shackelford told Tillerson that she "would humbly request that you follow me out the door."

In January, then-US Ambassador to Panama John Feeley resigned over differences with the Trump administration, saying in his resignation letter that "as a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the President and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies."

"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come," wrote Feeley.

Once he had left office, Feeley was less circumspect in a scathing oped in the Washington Post, saying that he had "resigned because the traditional core values of the United States, as manifested in the President's National Security Strategy and his foreign policies, have been warped and betrayed."

In March, another career diplomat, then-US Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson, announced her decision to step down amid increased tensions between the US and Mexico that's due in large part to Trump's incendiary rhetoric about the country, its citizens and its trade relationship with the US.

A few days after her announcement, the White House delivered the equivalent of a slap, excluding Jacobson -- who served as ambassador until May -- from a meeting in Mexico City between Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and President Enrique Pena Nieto.

CNN's Elise Labott contributed to this report

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...-frustration-over-trump/ar-AAzmrXS?ocid=ientp
MSN.com with help from CNN. Not worth the read for me but you get the thankful like as always Searchie!
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Trump's White House sets a record on staff turnovers with 141 staffers exiting the building in the past year

  • Staff turnover for President Trump has been over 37 percent
  • 141 staffers who worked for the president at that point last year are gone, with 138 new arrivals
  • Fifty-six percent of the highest-ranking people in Trump's White House named in last year's payroll report have since left or have announced they will soon leave
  • More staff upheaval is expected
  • Ivanka Trump has dropped first daughter from her title
  • Several remaining staffers, including the first lady's spokesperson, got raises
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...m-Trumps-White-House-churns-staff-report.html
 

searcher

Mother Lode Found
Mother Lode
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
165,703
Likes
42,175
Ex-Fox News boss Bill Shine joins the White House as Trump's deputy chief of staff for communications - after mishandling sex harassment scandals cost him job at news channel

  • Bill Shine, former co-president of Fox News, is officially announced as Trump's deputy chief of staff for communication
  • White House communications director job has been vacant since Hope Hicks resigned in March and move effectively fills it
  • Kellyanne Conway and Sean Hannity were said to have pushed for Shine who was executive at Trump's favorite, Fox News
  • Shine was forced out as co-president at Fox News last May for his handling of sexual harassment scandals
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-sexual-harassment-expected-WH-comms-dir.html