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  • White House Denies Report Kelly Is Leaving

    06/29/2018 7:43:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The White House is denying a report that Chief of Staff John Kelly is planning to step down this summer. “I spoke to the president who refuted this article. He said it is absolutely not true and that it is fake news,” White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told reporters. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the president has been speaking with his advisers about who could possibly replace Kelly. Two names that have surfaced as frontrunners are Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, and Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget....
  • Army drops plans to give waivers to recruits with history of mental illness

    11/15/2017 4:16:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Army's top officer said Wednesday that the service had "rescinded" a controversial memo permitting people with a history of severe mental illness to seek waivers allowing them to join up. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters the memo was "unauthorized" and its author did not have the authority to change the Army's recruitment policy. "It was rescinded last night," Milley said of the memo, which was dated Sept. 7 of this year and initially reported by USA Today on Sunday.
  • Trump tweets support of Kelly amid reports of frustration with officials

    09/02/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    President Trump defended White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday in light of a report saying he was growing irritated with some officials. "General John Kelly is doing a great job as Chief of Staff. I could not be happier or more impressed — and this Administration continues to get things done at a record clip. Many big decisions to be made over the coming days and weeks. AMERICA FIRST!" the president said in a tweet.
  • Forceful Chief of Staff Grates on Trump, and the Feeling Is Mutual (General John Kelly)

    09/02/2017 7:59:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 1, 2017 | Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman
    President Trump was in an especially ornery mood after staff members gently suggested he refrain from injecting politics into day-to-day issues of governing after last month’s raucous rally in Arizona, and he responded by lashing out at the most senior aide in his presence. It happened to be his new chief of staff, John F. Kelly. Mr. Kelly, the former Marine general brought in five weeks ago as the successor to Reince Priebus, reacted calmly, but he later told other White House staff members that he had never been spoken to like that during 35 years of serving his country....
  • Gen. Kelly Bars The Door: New Chief Of Staff Cracks Down On Oval Office Access

    08/02/2017 10:26:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    How does a new chief of staff establish his authority? By acting as a doorman, first and foremost. Axios’ Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan report that John Kelly has succeeded in controlling access to the Oval Office, part of his mission to instill discipline on a chaotic West Wing: The door to the Oval Office used to be wide open, with favored officials drifting in and out — even in the middle of meetings — to kibitz with Trump.Now, the door is closed. Gen. John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, has taken control in dramatic fashion,...
  • Breaking: General John F Kelly has been announced as the new WH Chief of Staff

    07/28/2017 1:53:39 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 188 replies
  • Michelle Obama Staffer Reveals What It's Like Working For The First Lady

    06/28/2017 7:19:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 6/27/2017 | Joseph Milord
    If you've ever had questions about what it's like working for Michelle Obama, one woman has all answers. That woman is Melissa Winters, Obama's long-time aide and current chief of staff. In an account to Cosmopolitan, Winters described her journey alongside the former first lady, which began during the 2008 presidential campaign.(snip) When Obama was in a bad mood, there was a simple solution: “Just put her in a room with children. She loves kids.” Of course, there was one bad mood that didn't seem to have an easy fix, and that was the night that Donald Trump got elected....
  • Exclusive: Trump eyes new chief of staff; House Leader on short list

    04/07/2017 5:14:19 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 173 replies
    Axios ^ | April 7, 2017 | Mike Allen
    President Trump is considering a broad shakeup of his White House that could include the replacement of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and the departure of chief strategist Steve Bannon, aides and advisers tell us. A top aide to Trump said he's contemplating major changes, but that the situation is very fluid and the timing uncertain: "Things are happening, but it's very unclear the president's willing to pull that trigger." Insiders tell me that the possibilities for chief of staff include: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who developed a bond with Trump as one of the earlier...
  • Chelsea Clinton's chief of staff whines: 'Just like her mother Chelsea Clinton never gets a break'

    03/24/2017 9:58:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/17 | Robert Laurie
    Her whole life is a break Earlier this week, you probably saw a story about Chelsea Clinton receiving a lifetime achievement award. The Hill ran it with some dubious language, and many people missed the fact that it was an award from “Lifetime” the television network. Failing to capitalize the “L” led to a firestorm about privilege, and how a woman who has achieved virtually nothing could be granted and award for her non-existent achievements. Carefull reading spared some of us who are inclined to agree with that sentiment.
  • As Flynn Resigns, Priebus Future In Doubt As Trump Allies Circulate List of Alternate Chief of Staff

    02/14/2017 7:33:26 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 146 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/14/17 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    After GOP establishment forces inside President Donald Trump’s White House forced out National Security Adviser retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, sources close to the president confirm to Breitbart News there is serious doubt as to whether this early administration shake-up will also see the exit of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Specifically, multiple sources close to President Trump with internal knowledge of White House operations told Breitbart News on Monday night that the buck stops with Priebus when it comes to the botched rollout of the executive order temporarily banning most travel to the United States from...
  • Michael Savage Warns Donald Trump: ‘Rinse’ Reince; He’s ‘Everything the Voters Rejected’

    11/13/2016 4:35:57 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    President-elect Donald Trump should not select Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his Chief of Staff, says Michael Savage, the national talk radio host and author of the new book Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country After Obama. Priebus is “the enemy within,” Savage warns. “He’s the RNC! Everything the voters rejected,” Savage tells Breitbart News. “He will steer Trump away from every policy we sent him to D.C. to change. He is the enemy within. He is [Paul] Ryan, [Mitch] McConnell, and the Old Guard. They do not want change. ‘Out with the old, in with the new.'” A...
  • PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCES SENIOR WHITE HOUSE LEADERSHIP TEAM

    11/13/2016 1:31:13 PM PST · by springwater13 · 345 replies
    TRUMP FOR AMERICA, INC. US14.CAMPAIGN-ARCHIVE1.COM ^ | SENIOR WHITE HOUSE LEADERSHIP TEAM
    President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that Trump for President CEO Stephen K. Bannon will serve as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will serve as White House Chief of Staff. Bannon and Priebus will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive. Bannon and Priebus will also work together with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to help lead the transition process in the run-up to Inauguration Day. “I am thrilled to have...
  • Is Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner going to be White House chief of staff? [update @ #60]

    11/11/2016 9:47:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    While President-elect Donald Trump met with outgoing President Barack Obama, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was getting his introduction to White House life from chief of staff Denis McDonough. This could be a sign that Trump is eyeing Kushner to be his chief of staff. Kushner is marred to Trump's oldest daughter Ivanka, who also played a pivotal role in the billionaire's campaign. Kushner and Ivanka Trump also are preparing for their first TV interview since Donald Trump's stunning election victory put them even more into the spotlight.
  • (vanity) Who did Robert Creamer Visit at the WH in addition to Obama?

    10/21/2016 8:40:17 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    Vanity
    I'd like to crowdsource this with some FR sleuths / weaponized autism / centipedes.... With whom did Robert Creamer meet at the White House aside from Obama? He met with both POTUS and FLOTUS according to the visitor’s log: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/visitor-records Others he visited: Kristin Sheehy. Sheehy , Kristin J. Employee $55,000.00 Per Annum EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR OPERATIONS http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/RCPWHSalaries09.pdf James Messina is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations ****** Miti Sathe Miti Sathe is a Democratic Party activist who works for Blue Engine Message & Media, a political consulting firm, and serves as the...
  • Chicago Tribune sues over Mayor Emanuel’s private email use

    09/24/2015 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 3:48 PM EDT
    The Chicago Tribune is suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel over claims he violated open records laws for failing to disclose personal emails and texts used to conduct city business. Thursday’s lawsuit asks a judge to force the former White House chief of staff to produce documents. The lawsuit argues that the newspaper’s Freedom of Information Act requests to Emanuel’s administration have been “met with a pattern of non-compliance, partial compliance, delay and obfuscation.” …
  • EPA Scrambles To Save Its Global Warming Rule From Defeat

    07/31/2015 1:33:47 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2015 17:16 UTC | Michael Bastasch
    The EPA may be making some major changes to its carbon dioxide emissions regulatory scheme, the details of which have been leaked to the media just days ahead of its expected release date. The EPA will be getting rid of its energy efficiency building block of its Clean Power Plan over legal concerns the agency was overstepping its bounds by controlling how efficiently people used their electricity, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Journal also reported the Clean Power Plan will encourage nuclear power production. An EPA spokeswoman would not confirm the reported changes to the rule as it has...
  • Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills Double-Dipped While State Dept. Chief of Staff

    06/24/2015 11:26:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 24, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon details today how Cheryl Mills, one of Hillary Clinton’s longtime underlings, apparently collected a paycheck from New York University at the same time she was serving as Chief of Staff of the State Department. According to thearticle: After joining the State Department in the beginning of 2009, Mills continued to serve as general counsel for New York University for several months. She also sat on the board of the “NYU in Abu Dhabi Corporation,” the fundraising arm for the university’s UAE satellite campus. The school is bankrolled by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • German officer will serve as US Army Chief of Staff in Europe. First non-American Officer.

    07/31/2014 3:19:28 PM PDT · by machogirl · 180 replies
    army times can't post | July 31, 2014 | Me
    A German Army General has been appointed to Chief of Staff of U.S. Army Europe. This is the first time a non-U.S. officer has held this position.
  • APNewsBreak: Obama Aide to Oversee VA Review

    05/14/2014 9:38:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2014 | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is dispatching one of his closest White House advisers to oversee a review of the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department as the agency grapples with allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital. White House deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors will be temporarily assigned to the VA to work on a review focused on policies for patient safety rules and the scheduling of patient appointments, officials said Wednesday. The move signals Obama's growing concern over problems at the department, particularly recent reports that hospital administrators in Phoenix kept an off-the-books list to conceal...
  • Jarrett: I'm not the shadow chief of staff

    12/18/2013 8:50:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/13 | Justin Sink
    Valerie Jarrett denied being a “shadow chief of staff” to President Obama on Wednesday, insisting she never talks about work during her private time with the president and first lady. “I´m not the shadow chief of staff. I have very specific responsibilities,” Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president and a longtime family friend of the Obamas, said at a Politico breakfast. [WATCH VIDEO] Jarrett said that “people sometimes presume because I am a friend of the president and first lady” that she´s able to exert influence when the Obamas retire from the office to their residence. “There is this