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  • New details about Hope Hicks' White House departure

    02/28/2018 11:28:40 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 83 replies ^ | March 1, 2018 | Major Garrett
    On the day Hope Hicks announced she would be leaving her post as White House communications director, she was "a puddle of tears" during the White House communications meeting Wednesday, according to one eyewitness. President Trump was angered by Hicks' testimony before the House Intelligence Committee -- angered by the fact that she admitted to the panel over the course of nine hours of testimony that she told "white lies" on his behalf. It is doubtful that this would have caused her to resign.
  • Media Flips Out Over Report That Hope Hicks Steamed Trump's Suits — While He Was in Them

    12/03/2017 5:34:36 PM PST · by x1stcav · 54 replies
    The Declaration ^ | 12/3/17 | Virginia Kruta
    During the campaign, Donald Trump made a lot of stops, sometimes attending events in multiple cities in a single day. A lot of travel time means a lot of sitting in planes and cars — and a lot of wrinkles in the average suit. But Trump, even on the campaign trail, always appeared to be freshly pressed — and thanks to a brief passage in former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's book, “Let Trump Be Trump” (co-authored by deputy campaign manager David Bossie), now everyone knows why. The book reveals that campaign press secretary Hope Hicks had one rather unusual responsibility:
  • Trump White House Communications Director Hope Hicks Told to Dress Down?

    11/09/2017 2:28:18 PM PST · by drewh · 83 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | November 9, 2017 1:39PM | Samantha Wilson
    Hope Hicks has looked like perfection during the Trump trip to Asia, to the point people thought she upstaged Melania. But In China, FLOTUS shined! Why Did Hope tone it down? During the Trump administration’s two-day tour of South Korea, PR director Hope Hicks, 29, has been slaying the fashion game. She’s rolled out perfect outfit after outfit for the official trip, including an adorable tuxedo for an event, and a cute, ruffled sweater paired with a black skirt for a meeting. But as President Donald Trump and his team arrived in China, her wardrobe adopted a decidedly different look....
  • Hope Hicks Wears a Tuxedo to Japan State Dinner

    11/06/2017 8:02:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 6, 2017 | Raquel Laneri
    At the state dinner Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave the visiting President Trump Monday night, White House communications director Hope Hicks ditched her usual dress for a tuxedo and bow tie. Twitter users had some thoughts on Hicks’ suave style. It was a sharp, very au courant look for the 29-year-old fashion plate, who generally favors feminine floral frocks
  • Mueller to interview HOPE HICKS

    10/31/2017 4:09:58 PM PDT · by Baldwin77 · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/17 | Annie Karne
    The White House communications director is due to speak with prosecutors in the Russia probe after Trump returns from his Asia trip.
  • Why You Should Keep Backyard Chickens

    04/07/2016 12:11:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Many urban homeowners increasingly desire to keep small flocks of chickens in their backyards, and with good cause. There is no reason every family in this country that can run a flock of chickens in their backyard should not. This perfectly logical and reasonable habit—backyard chicken farming—has been buried under a great deal of hipster elitism (from many of the backyard chicken farmers themselves) and sneering derision (from their critics). Please try to ignore these detractors. If you can play host to backyard chickens, you should. It is, in many urban localities, easier said than done. This normal and praiseworthy...
  • [false] Reports question Trump's giving to veterans groups

    01/31/2016 5:24:05 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016 January 29 | Adam Shaw
    Donald Trump announced Friday he raised $6 million for veterans at his fundraiser in Iowa the night before. Iowa was amazing last night. The event could not have worked out better. We raised $6,000,000 for our great vets. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > But this would appear a significant increase from what he's given to the cause before, according to some reports which questioned whether the billionaire businessman has been a consistent donor to vet groups. Showbiz 411 reports that the Donald J. Trump Foundation gave a total of $2.6 million in charitable donations in the last three years,...
  • Ivanka: My Dad’s Feud With Megyn Kelly Was ‘Sensationalized’

    10/14/2015 9:06:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 14, 2015 | Mara Siegler
    SNIP Of her dad’s feud with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Ivanka called the war of words “sensationalized” and “very much for TV.” Shrugging it off further, she said in what sounded a bit like channeling the Donald, “Truthfully, it didn’t interest me that much.”

    09/05/2015 4:58:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I didn’t feel good about it”. Washington loves waving away questions after a scandal with a commission or a review board. The so-called Accountability Review Board on Benghazi whose results the media trumpeted as answering all the questions about what happened was rigged from the start. Thomas Pickering is a highly partisan figure who, among other things, is a key Iran Lobby figure. A few scapegoats were served up without actually firing them. But the process was apparently even more tainted by the Clintons as the latest Gowdy hearings have shown. ... They were never independent, but this completes the...
  • Religious Baiting

    02/12/2015 10:10:40 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-12-15 | Wordsmith
    I've read a number of headlines that essentially frames it this way: "....the killing of 3 MUSLIM students". By reading just the headlines before the story, the impression given to me is that this must be a case of anti-Muslim bigotry and a "hate crime" (I hate that term). As Retire pointed out to me a while back, supported by Pew research, anti-Semitism remains a larger problem than anti-Muslim bigotry. After reading the actual known facts, it's evident that those headlines are pushing a perspective and an agenda. Meanwhile, commenters whose own bias leads them to believe that this was...
  • Alex Jones to Retire

    02/02/2015 2:13:41 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 34 replies
    Alex Jones Channel ^ | 14 Jan 2015 | Alex Jones
    Alex Jones, the internationally known trailblazer of new media and icon of the burgeoning liberty movement, makes an unprecedented announcement in this exclusive video. He finally admits that he was the iconic comedian Bill Hicks, but reveals that this was only a character, along with the persona of Alex Jones, created by his true self David Mentalson III. The master orator and genius actor David Mentalson III is the real identity of the characters Alex Jones and Bill Hicks, and is stepping into the light to claim his position as the greatest actor in the world.
  • Obama administration vs. Hicks & Nordstrom on terror militia's benevolence & nobility

    05/30/2013 7:58:51 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/30/2013
    In September of 2012, the Obama administration praised a Libyan-based terror militia for [spontaneously] volunteering its assistance when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. officials were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi. Eric Nordstrom - the State Department's former regional security officer in Libya - testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing earlier this month that the aforementioned militia - which was tasked by the Libyan government to guard the U.S. consulate in Benghazi - issued threats, in July of 2012, against former U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens and Senator John McCain. Gregory Hicks,...
  • Director of film about Obama’s war on whistleblowers weighs in on AP phone records

    05/14/2013 5:20:15 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    Yahoo! News | The Lookout ^ | 5-14-2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Robert Greenwald was not terribly surprised to hear that the U.S. Department of Justice had secretly obtained two months of telephone records from Associated Press reporters and editors. "It is consistent with a national security state," Greenwald, a documentary filmmaker whose recently-released "War on Whistleblowers" focuses on the White House assault on press freedom, told Yahoo News. "This is a result of a series of policies put in place by this administration. It is systemic. It is not a one-off. It is not an accident. It is an effort to keep whistleblowers silent. And it's unfortunate." In a letter to...
  • Blow-by-Blow: How Obama & Hillary Left Americans to Die

    05/09/2013 4:39:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 67 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 9, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Blow-by-Blow: How Obama & Hillary Left Americans to DiePosted By Arnold Ahlert On May 9, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments Wednesday on Capitol Hill, three impeccable witnesses offered the clearest evidence to date that the Obama administration’s response to Benghazi before, during and after the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department employee Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen A. Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, was a deadly combination of ineptitude, political calculations, and outright lying. Mark Thompson, acting deputy assistant Secretary of State for counterterrorism; Greg...
  • Sen. Graham challenges Joint Chiefs' Chairman on Benghazi testimony

    05/09/2013 4:51:55 PM PDT · by what's up · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2013 | James Rosen
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a sharp and unusual challenge to the truthfulness of the nation’s top uniformed military commander on Thursday, demanding that U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, return to Capitol Hill to provide fresh testimony on the Benghazi attacks. The point of contention involved whether any military officers issued an order to U.S. armed forces personnel on the night of Sept. 11, when the U.S. consulate and a nearby annex came under terrorist attack, to “stand down” from providing assistance. “I asked [Gen. Dempsey] directly,” Graham said in an exclusive interview...
  • Benghazi whistleblower: ‘I’ve been demoted’ for challenging Susan Rice’s claims

    05/09/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT · by SSDecontrol · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/8/2013 | Joel Gerhke
    Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Benghazi, told Congress today that a State Department official began criticizing his job performance, and he was ultimately demoted, after he asked why U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice attributed the Benghazi attack to an anti-Islamic Youtube video. “In hindsight, I think it began after I asked the question about Ambassador Rice’s statement on the TV shows,” Hicks said of the criticism during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the attack today.
  • Diplomat Airs Benghazi Attack Details

    05/09/2013 9:02:26 AM PDT · by topher · 19 replies ^ | 5-9-2013 | By SIOBHAN HUGHES And ADAM ENTOUS
    WWASHINGTON—A high-ranking American diplomat delivered an emotional reconstruction Wednesday of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, providing the first detailed public account from an American official who was on the ground in Libya. The testimony from Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. official in Libya at the time, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also drew new attention to key questions about the attacks, and how the administration handled the aftermath.
  • Ex-official describes confusion during Benghazi attack

    05/08/2013 4:59:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Auburn Citizen ^ | 5/8/2013 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON | A former top diplomat in Libya on Wednesday delivered a riveting minute-by-minute account of the chaotic events during the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last September, with a 2 a.m. call from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and confusion about the fate of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.In a slow, halting and sometimes emotional voice, Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission who was in Tripoli, described for a House committee how a routine day on Sept. 11, 2012, quickly devolved as insurgents launched two nighttime attacks on the facility in eastern Libya, killing...
  • Democrat Asks Hicks Five Times About Being Told Not to Be Interviewed by Chaffetz

    05/08/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/13 | staff
    Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) repeatedly asked Gregory Hicks Wednesday to verify his remarks that lawyers at the State Department told him not to be interviewed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) about the Benghazi attacks. At one point, she asked him to distinguish between the terms “isolated” and “personally interviewed.” “That’s the meaning of isolated, not to be personally interviewed,” Hicks replied. SPEIER: You said earlier today the lawyers at state told you not to talk to Mr. Chaffetz when he came. That’s what I wrote down. Would you just verify that’s what you said? HICKS: We were not...
  • Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi

    05/06/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. He said the special operations team was ready...