Tag Archives: White House

31Jul/17

Communications chief Scaramucci out in new White House upheaval

WASHINGTON, D.C. , UNITED STATES (RECENT-JULY 21, 2017) (NBC) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is leaving the job after little over a week, the White House said on Monday (July 31), in the latest staff upheaval to hit the Republican’s six-month-old presidency. Continue reading

29Jul/17

Priebus says he offered to resign, was not asked to resign -FOX interview

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND UNKNOWN LOCATION, UNITED STATES (JULY 28, 2017) (FOX NEWS CHANNEL’S HANNITY) – Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” show on Friday (July 28) said he offered to resign and that he was not asked to resign hours after President Donald Trump replaced him after only six months on the job, installing retired General John Kelly in his place in a major shake-up of his top team. Continue reading

17May/17
FBI Director James Comey

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe: source

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, an associate of Comey, who has seen the memo, said on Tuesday. Chris Dignam reports. Continue reading

16May/17

White House will not say if Israel was source of sensitive info

The White House declined to comment on Tuesday on media reports that Israel was the source of sensitive information that President Donald Trump shared with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a White House meeting last week. Continue reading

13May/17

‘What is wrong with you?’ Michelle Obama asks as govt relaxes her school lunch rules

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 12, 2017) (NBC)- Former first lady Michelle Obama made her first high-profile public appearance on Friday (May 12) since leaving the White House in January.
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11May/17

Acting FBI director refutes White House claims on Comey

Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe says ousted FBI Director James Comey enjoyed ‘broad support’ among the agency, rejecting White House claims those in the FBI lost faith in him. Continue reading

10May/17

‘Does not seem to be a coincidence’: Schumer on Trump firing Comey

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he told President Trump he was making a ‘big mistake’ to fire FBI Director James Comey and the senator said that the investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 election should be ‘as far away as possible’ from the White House. Continue reading

08May/17

White House shifts blame to Obama over Flynn

White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirms then-President Barack Obama made his concerns known about Michael Flynn to then President-elect Donald Trump, but says Obama could have acted on Flynn while still in office. Continue reading

01May/17

Duterte White House invitation raises eyebrows at U.N.

The White House is defending President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation is needed to counter North Korea and despite his alleged support of extra-judicial killings of drug suspects. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading