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  • Scaramucci “Predicts”: By Late Fall, A “Trove” Of Former Trump Cabinet Officials Will Come Forward

    08/19/2019 7:24:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2019 | AllahPundit
    Meh, whatever. The only former Trump cabinet officials this guy’s talking to are the voices inside his own h— [record scratch] Anthony Scaramucci dined with the former U.S ambassador Nikki Haley ten days before publicly withdrawing his support from Donald Trump and warning Republicans the president ‘eventually turns on everyone’. The former White House aide, 55, was seen ‘in deep discussion’ with Ms Haley at a Harlem restaurant just over a week before he suggested the Republican Party had better find another leader for the 2020 elections…The pair’s sighting, which was reported by Page Six today, comes after the...
  • Wilbur Ross Hits Chinese Cabinet Manufacturers With $4.4 Billion Countervailing Duty

    08/07/2019 12:28:24 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 7, 2019 | sundance
    Go Wilburine! U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has slapped a whopping $4.4 billion countervailing duty on Chinese cabinet manufacturers... U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of the wooden cabinets and vanities from China based on subsidy rates of as much as 229%... China has no substantive tools in their economic armory to defend against President Trump in a one-on-one battle. And Trump keeps landing body blows, the latest was the seizure of all Venezuelan assets. The number one investor in Venezuela is China (by a mile). China owns 49% of PDVSA Venezuela’s state owned oil...
  • Mark Esper takes reins as U.S. Secretary of Defense amid Series of Challenges

    07/24/2019 9:36:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 24, 2019 | Anna Ahronheim
    Seven months after General James Mattis left his post following a series of policy disputes with US President Donald Trump, Army veteran Mark Esper has been confirmed as Secretary of Defense. Esper, who was confirmed by the Senate in a vote of 90-8, is taking the reins from acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and comes into his role amid a series of global challenges. Those challenges include mounting tensions with Iran in the Strait of Hormuz and the growing military challenges posed by Russia and China in the Middle East. With the growing tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon...
  • Another Cabinet Minister Resigns, Justin Trudeau Considers Making A Display Of Contrition

    03/05/2019 2:15:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2019 | John Sexton
    Last week I wrote about the SNC-Lavalin scandal in Canada which has engulfed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration. If you missed that, the very brief version is that Trudeau’s former Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, has accused him of leading a campaign to prevent the prosecution of an engineering company in Montreal called SNC-Lavalin. This campaign included 10 phone calls and 10 personal meetings urging the AG to intervene in the case. Many of those contacts, including the one with the PM himself, mentioned that it would be bad news for the party if SNC-Lavalin were to be prosecuted just...
  • Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA administrator, Trump says

    07/05/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 5, 2018 | Tom DiChristopher
    cott Pruitt's polarizing tenure as head of the Environmental Protection Agency has come to an end. President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that he has accepted Pruitt's resignation. The departure follows months of scrutiny that gathered momentum following reports that Pruitt had rented a Capitol Hill condominium linked to an energy lobbyist on favorable terms. The revelation exacerbated concerns about the high cost of Pruitt's travel and security detail and triggered a flood of allegations that Pruitt fostered a culture of workplace retaliation, wasteful spending and self-dealing at EPA.
  • Trump Plugs Private Space at Cabinet Meeting

    03/09/2018 8:21:58 AM PST · by Voption · 5 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | March 9, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    At the beginning of a cabinet meeting yesterday Trump spent some time talking about the recent successes in commercial space. Not unusually, Trump gets some details wrong but understands the essentials, much to the terror of the big space contractors of SLS (Boeing) and Orion (Lockheed Martin). SpaceX will charge $90 million for the launch of a reused Falcon Heavy (using three reused first stages). Estimates for the cost of a single SLS launch are difficult to estimate.
  • Lindsey Graham a hard ‘no’ on joining Trump administration

    01/07/2018 12:04:43 PM PST · by Signalman · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/7/2017 | KAILANI KOENIG
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday said he has no interest in taking any kind of cabinet-level position in President Donald Trump's administration, despite spending increasing time working alongside his once rival. “No,” Graham, Republican of South Carolina, flatly stated on Sunday’s “Meet The Press” when asked by Chuck Todd whether or not he would serve in Trump’s cabinet if asked. Graham has been seen as increasingly cozy to Trump recently, which Trump remarked on this week when he said Graham “used to be a great enemy of mine but now he’s a great friend of mine.” Graham...
  • A rising White House power: true-believer Stephen Miller

    12/29/2017 8:43:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    AXIOS ^ | December 29, 2017 | Mike Allen
    Guess who's likely to stick around for all four or eight years, and will be empowered in 2018? Stephen Miller, the true-believer senior policy adviser, who trumps Trump on hardline immigration views — and may outlast almost everyone. The two issues Miller cares and knows most about, immigration and trade, will be front and center. And Miller channels (and believes) Trump campaign rhetoric more than anyone internally. Although some of Miller's allies speculate that he could one day wind up as chief of staff, he's seen more as an advocate and adviser than manager or leader. He works super-hard, but...
  • Obama Didn't Even Pick His Cabinet, CITIBANK DID

    11/18/2016 4:08:49 AM PST · by gaggs · 28 replies
    While Donald Trump decides who will be in his cabinet, here is a reminder to the Mainstream media… Obama didn’t even pick his cabinet, Citibank did. In a John Podesta email revealed by Wikileaks, one month before the Presidential election of 2008, the Wall Street giant Citibank submitted to the Obama campaign a list of its preferred candidates for cabinet positions in an Obama administration. This list corresponds almost exactly to the eventual composition of Barack Obama’s cabinet.
  • Anna Chapman: Was Russian Spy Trying To Seduce An Obama Cabinet Member?

    04/03/2012 6:22:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 3, 2012 | Daniel Tovrov:
    A female Russian spy -- possibly flame-haired media darling Anna Chapman -- was close to seducing a member of U.S. President Barack Obama's cabinet in 2010, the assistant director of the FBI for counterintelligence revealed in a recent interview with British television. Frank Figliuzzi said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been tracking a 10-person Russian spy ring for years but had to act sooner than planned because the female agent was getting close to drawing a U.S. official into a "honey trap." The individual "got closer and closer to higher and higher ranking leadership. She got close enough to...
  • Trump Cabinet Bible Teacher: "The Best Bible Study I've Ever Taught"

    08/16/2017 6:26:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Hello Christian ^ | 08/15/17 | Isabella Cox
    The Trump Administration is making Christian history! For the first time in over 100 years, weekly Bible studies are meeting at the White House, and the leader of these meetings says that the Trump cabinet members who attend the study are the best he's ever had. Ralph Dollinger, of Capitol Ministries, is the leader of the Bible study that is making headlines. The former NBA player founded his ministry with the hopes of guiding policy-makers on how to let their faith dictate their leadership. "These are godly individuals that God has risen to a position of prominence in our culture,"...
  • Cabinet Level Revolt Over Trump’s Treatment of Jeff Sessions... (Never Trumper)

    07/25/2017 5:19:18 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 54 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | July 25, 2017 | Erick Erickson
    (Full title not posted because contains profanity) “If he can get treated that way, what about the rest of us?” one of the President’s Cabinet secretaries asked me with both shock and anger in his voice. I am told reports about Rex Tillerson (not who I talked to) are legitimate. He is quite perturbed with the President’s treatment of his Attorney General and is ready to quit. Secretary Mattis (also not who I talked to) is also bothered by it. They and other Cabinet members are already frustrated by the slow pace of appointments for their staffs, the vetoes over...
  • Trump officially nominates Christopher Wray as FBI director

    06/26/2017 8:04:40 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2017 | Josh Siegel
    President Trump has submitted to the Senate the nomination of Christopher Wray for FBI director, the White House announced Monday night. If confirmed for a 10-year term, Wray would replace James Comey, who Trump fired in May. (snip) Wray, 50, a white-collar criminal defense attorney, previously led the Justice Department's Criminal Division during two years — 2003 to 2005 — of President George W. Bush's administration. In private practice, Wray's most recent work, he represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the "Bridgegate" scandal, in which two of Christie's aides were given prison sentences after closing down the George Washington...
  • A Look at President Trump and the State of the Nation on his Birthday

    06/14/2017 5:47:25 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 14, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    President Donald J. Trump was born on June 14, 1946, a day also celebrated as the birthday of the Continental Army (1775) and the United States Flag (1777). It’s a good day to be a patriot. At this writing, as he celebrates his 71st birthday, Donald Trump has been in office for less than five months. If the 100-day mark in a presidency is too early to judge a presidency, then so is this, so we mustn’t try. There is still room for almost all possible outcomes at the end of his four years (or eight). It is, however, a...
  • Why the Trump Cabinet Meeting Annoyed the Drive-Bys So Much (Long article)

    06/13/2017 2:06:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | June 13, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, I don’t want to start off here with a nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah See, I Told You So, but, man, I called it. I predicted it. Yesterday we had the cabinet meeting, and it was amazing. It was the first cabinet meeting with every cabinet secretary there. It’s taken this long to have them all confirmed. So they’re there, and it started out with each cabinet secretary, like the first day back in school from the summer. What you did during the summer; who you are; who’s your neighbor, what have you been working on; what are you gonna be working...

    06/13/2017 6:15:51 AM PDT · by shortstop · 89 replies ^ | 06/13/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    It smelled like North Korea. Yesterday, at the “cabinet meeting,” as some of the most powerful people on earth went around the table competing to see who could kiss their boss’s ass the most lavishly. It smelled like those propaganda videos that come out of North Korea, where insane smiles and frenetic clapping break out every time the nut job with the hairdo has a bowel movement. By the time the meeting at the White House got to the chief of staff talking about being “blessed,” it had taken on the air of worship. It was a gimme to the...
  • Catholic Publisher: Steve Bannon Possesses Both the Fighting Spirit and Moral Framework Trump Needs

    05/05/2017 9:37:28 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 4, 2017 | Breitbart News
    In a USA Today op-ed, Catholic publisher Deal W. Hudson describes President Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon as a man who possesses a “deep Christian moral compass behind his capitalism.” Trump understood the Tea Party and Christian base of his support early on in campaign, and the hiring of Bannon insured he would not forget it. Those who claim Bannon represents only nationalism and populism miss the mark badly. Bannon is a sophisticated thinker, experienced journalist and successful entrepreneur, whose mind has been shaped by his Catholic faith, and whose political instincts have been formed outside the Beltway.
  • Remarks by President Trump in First Cabinet Meeting

    03/14/2017 11:54:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | March 13, 2017 | President Trump
    3:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. I’m proud to welcome everyone to our first official Cabinet meeting. I want to begin by updating the public on the severe weather situation. I’ve been receiving the latest information on the blizzard forecast, and I think we're in very good shape. We're prepared -- everybody in government is fully prepared and ready. And the entire Northeast, it seems, is under a very severe winter storm warning. So let’s hope it’s not going to be as bad as some people are predicting. Usually it isn’t. Chancellor Merkel and I have just spoken, and...
  • President Trump Meets With His Cabinet

    03/13/2017 4:07:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 13, 2017 | The White House
    President Trump Meets With His Cabinet
  • Trump agency heads already rolling back Obama-era rules on their own

    03/08/2017 3:26:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 8, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump’s newly installed agency heads are starting to take a lead role unraveling a web of Obama-era regulations, acting alongside congressional Republicans and the president himself to roll back rules they claim hurt business or simply go too far. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was the latest to peel back red tape. On his first day of work, for which he arrived Teddy Roosevelt-style on horseback, Zinke ended a ban on lead bullets and fishing tackle on federal lands and water. The ban was imposed to protect animals from lead poisoning, but had been criticized by the National Rifle Association...