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  • Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation [Cocaine Smuggling, $$$ Laundering]

    05/31/2019 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 30, 2019 | Claudia Torrens & Christopher Sherman
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.</p> <p>A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández as part of a group of individuals investigated by the DEA since about 2013 for participating “in large-scale drug-trafficking and money laundering activities relating to the importation of cocaine into the United States”.</p>
  • The Next George Bush Bet Everything on Trump

    04/15/2019 1:23:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 4/15/19 | ELAINA PLOTT
    The Next George Bush Bet Everything on Trump In a time of outsider politics, can the ultimate insider resurrect his family’s brand? -------------------------------- But how does one sell the party of Trump to communities he’s repeatedly disparaged? On immigration, Bush claims that the challenge isn’t one of substance. “It’s the tone that is not working,” he said, adding that “Texas wants the national government to come forward with solutions,” such as “supporting Border Patrol,” “strategically located physical structures,” and a plan to deal with people who have overstayed their visas, which Bush feels is “the most overlooked issue.” But however...
  • Former Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly Says He Would Have Worked for Hillary Clinton If Asked

    03/07/2019 6:17:48 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 60 replies ^ | March 7, 2019 | Colby Hall
    ABC News has obtained audio of former White House Chief of staff John Kelly during a Wednesday appearance at Duke University in which he revealed that would have worked for Hillary Clinton if she had won the White House. During a Q&A session, Kelly was asked about a scenario in which Trump’s former Democratic rival had won the presidency and asked him to serve in her administration. “If Hillary Clinton had called me, I would have done it,” Kelly said. Kelly was also asked what advice he would give his successor Mik Mulvaney, to which Kelly quipped “run for it”...
  • Jared Kushner's team responds to report Trump 'ordered' security clearance for son-in-law

    02/28/2019 8:10:44 PM PST · by blueplum · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A spokesman for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's attorney told Fox News Thursday that President Trump's son-in-law received a top-secret security clearance through "the regular process with no pressure from anyone," after The New York Times reported that Trump "ordered" then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to grant the clearance against the advice of then-White House Counsel Don McGhan. Fox News reported in May 2018 that Kushner had obtained a full security clearance. He had been working at the White House with an interim security clearance for the better part of a year, through late February 2018. That...
  • Outgoing White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defends his rocky tenure

    12/30/2018 5:36:31 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 30, 2018 | MOLLY O'TOOLE
    [snip] ...he presided over some of the Trump administration’s most controversial immigration and security policies. In the phone interview Friday, Kelly defended his rocky tenure, arguing that it is best measured by what the president did not do when Kelly was at his side. It was only after Kelly’s departure was confirmed Dec. 8, for example, that Trump abruptly announced the pullout of all U.S. troops from Syria and half the 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, two moves that Kelly had opposed. Kelly’s supporters say he stepped in to block or divert the president on dozens of matters large and small....
  • Mattis Doesn’t Take Kindly to Woodward Lies, Blasts with Marine-Grade Response

    09/05/2018 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | September 5, 2018 at 9:34am | Malachi Bailey
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis is denying making the negative statements about President Donald Trump that are claimed in a new book by the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward.And he’s not leaving any room for doubt.“The contemptuous words about the president attributed to me in Woodward’s book were never uttered by me or in my presence,” Mattis said in a statement, according to Washington Examiner. “While I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a uniquely Washington brand of literature, and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility.”In Twitter posts Tuesday, Trump also gave his opinion on Woodward’s book, calling it “discredited”...
  • President Trump: I've Narrowed My Chief of Staff Search to Five People

    12/13/2018 2:44:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The search for President Trump's next chief-of-staff continues, but we're getting closer to a decision. Speaking at the White House Thursday afternoon, President Trump said he has narrowed down his choices.  Pres Trump says he's down to 5 candidates for WH Chief of Staff. Calls them "really good ones. Terrific people. Mostly well known." Says they're undergoing interviews.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 13, 2018 During an interview with Fox News, President Trump said he is still open to ideas about who should replace General John Kelly, but that he's looking for someone who "thinks like him.""I want someone that's...
  • Disgrace: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Gold Star Father John Kelly as a Coward

    12/11/2018 7:11:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Woke 29-year-old Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly yesterday. Why? She wants him to apologize to Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson for supposedly "lying" about her to reporters. John Kelly was straight up exposed for lying about @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her. He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength - it’s cowardice.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 10, 2018 "Cowardice." Quite a big word to use against a four-star Marine Corps general whose son was killed in Afghanistan.Wilson's spat with Kelly came last...
  • Frederica Wilson never got an apology from John Kelly. She got nooses from critics.

    12/11/2018 8:56:34 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 10, 2018 | Alex Daugherty
    Frederica Wilson says she never received an apology from outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly after he falsely attacked her. Instead, she’s received death threats and nooses in the mail over the past year. The Miami congresswoman was part of a national firestorm a year ago when she criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of La David Johnson, a constituent of Wilson’s who was killed under mysterious circumstances during a military operation in Niger. In response, Kelly took the unusual step of addressing the national media from the White House briefing room...
  • The China hawk who captured Trump's 'very, very large brain' (Good article)

    12/10/2018 3:35:12 AM PST · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2018 05:17 AM EST Updated 12/02/2018 11:11 PM EST | By BEN SCHRECKINGER and DANIEL LIPPMAN
    Washington veteran Michael Pillsbury has quietly become a key figure behind Trump's confrontational China policy, to the dismay of Beijing — and some fellow China experts. -- A day before President Donald Trump departed for the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, several top officials gathered in the Oval Office to strategize about Trump's highly anticipated meeting there with China's president. Seated around Trump's Resolute Desk were Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. On couches a few feet away were White House chief of staff John Kelly, Trump's son...
  • Trump says John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year

    12/08/2018 10:36:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2018
    President Trump on Saturday said that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his position at the end of the year. Developing
  • Mueller investigators questioned John Kelly in obstruction probe

    12/07/2018 10:49:45 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/7/2018 | Evan Perez and Dana Bash
    White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team in recent months, three people with knowledge of the matter told CNN. Kelly responded to a narrow set of questions from special counsel investigators after White House lawyers initially objected to Mueller's request to do the interview earlier this summer, the sources said. Kelly is widely expected to leave his position in the coming days and is no longer on speaking terms with President Donald Trump, CNN reported earlier Friday. Kelly is the latest high-ranking White House official known to provide information for Mueller's investigation,...
  • White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is 'expected' to resign as soon as TODAY

    12/07/2018 7:59:28 AM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    DM ^ | December 7, 2018
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is 'expected' to resign as soon as TODAY after Trump completely stopped speaking to him – and Pence chief of staff will replace him
  • White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon

    12/07/2018 5:25:19 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | December 7, 2018 | Natalie Dreier
    Washington (CNN) John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN. Seventeen months in, Kelly and President Donald Trump have reached a stalemate in their relationship and it is no longer seen as tenable by either party. Though Trump asked Kelly over the summer to stay on as chief of staff for two more years, the two have stopped speaking in recent days. Trump is actively discussing a replacement plan, though a person involved in the process said nothing is...
  • Border troops authorized to use force, detain illegal immigrants: Report

    11/21/2018 9:26:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House has signed a memo granting the troops stationed at the border authority to engage in some law enforcement and to use lethal force if they are in danger, according to a report in Military Times. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed the memo, which allows troops to assist the Border Patrol in crowd control and even detaining illegal immigrants, the paper reported. The memo appears to make good on President Trump’s insistence that the military play a more active role in preventing the migrant caravans from overrunning the U.S. border, as they did a month...
  • John Kelly could be on way out as chief of staff after clashing with Melania Trump

    11/13/2018 4:13:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly may soon be pushed out of the White House after clashing with first lady Melania Trump. The top White House aide and the first lady have had disputes over staffing issues and travel requests, NBC News reported Tuesday. "There have been instances where the East Wing staff were not treated as equals to the male-dominated decision makers in chief Kelly’s office," one White House official told the news outlet. "Promotions were denied then finally granted after months of requests.” Some of the arguments have escalated to the president. The first lady brought up...
  • Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

    11/12/2018 8:07:15 PM PST · by Publius · 131 replies
    Washingt Post via MSN ^ | 12 November 2018 | Nick Miroff, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker
    President Trump has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the border in South Texas and told aides over the weekend he wants her out as soon as possible, these officials said. The president has grumbled for months about what he views as Nielsen’s lackluster performance on immigration enforcement and is believed to be looking for a replacement who...
  • Trump to oust Nielsen as early as this week

    11/12/2018 9:08:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump is planning to oust Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as early as this week, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Five current and former White House officials told the Post that Trump is planning to remove Nielsen as soon as possible. White House chief of staff John Kelly is reportedly fighting the president on the matter, hoping to keep Nielsen in place. Kelly hired Nielsen as his chief of staff while DHS secretary and has reportedly defended her for months. Trump has berated Nielsen in public and in private since she was hired, aggressively going after her during...
  • Trump takes heat over scrapped trip to cemetery in France

    11/10/2018 8:19:06 PM PST · by Simon Green · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    The White House and President Trump took some heat on Saturday after it was announced that he would not make a previously scheduled visit to a cemetery in France for Americans killed in World War I due to inclement weather. Trump arrived in France on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, along with first lady Melania Trump. They'd planned to visit Ainse-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France. The president was expected to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence. The first couple was supposed to travel to the site via helicopter,...
  • NYT: Secret Service had to break up fight between Kelly and Lewandowski

    10/22/2018 7:09:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/18 | Michael Burke
    White House chief of staff John Kelly and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski got into a physical altercation earlier this year outside the Oval Office and had to be separated by the Secret Service, The New York Times reported Monday. The Times, citing a half-dozen people familiar with the altercation, reported that Kelly grabbed Lewandowski "by the collar and tried to have him ejected from the West Wing." The altercation occurred on Feb. 21 and was preceded by an argument between the two men, according to the newspaper. The two men were inside the Oval Office that day with...