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  • Lewandowski Cleared to Testify in House Inquiry, as White House Blocks Others

    09/16/2019 5:26:57 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | 9/16/19 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday blocked two more former aides to President Trump from testifying in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, but cleared a third witness, Corey Lewandowski, to appear publicly on Tuesday and answer questions about potential obstruction of justice by the president. The White House decisions amounted to mixed news for the House Judiciary Committee as it tries to crank up the intensity of an investigation devised to determine whether to recommend Mr. Trump’s impeachment for obstruction of justice and abuse of power — and to convince the public that such action is warranted. In Mr. Lewandowski,...
  • House Judiciary Committee subpoenas former White House aide Rob Porter

    08/27/2019 11:41:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    NBC ^ | Aug. 26, 2019 | Mike Memoli, Alex Moe and Carol E. Lee
    The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Monday to Rob Porter, a former White House aide whose close proximity to President Donald Trump is potentially of significant value to Democratic lawmakers amid growing calls for a formal impeachment inquiry. Porter, who served as White House staff secretary for just over a year, is one of the administration officials cited most often in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation. He spent about 20 hours being interviewed by Mueller’s team, and the final report documents his role in episodes detailed as part of the obstruction of justice investigation....
  • House panel will subpoena key Mueller witness Rob Porter (It never ends)

    08/26/2019 6:18:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/26/19 | Rachel Frazin
    The House Judiciary Committee reportedly plans to subpoena former White House aide Rob Porter as the panel seeks to determine whether it should recommend articles of impeachment. Politico reported Monday that the committee would subpoena the former White House staff secretary, who was a key witness in former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. If Porter is subpoenaed, the White House would most likely try to block it, the news outlet noted. The White House has invoked "absolute immunity" in preventing other aides such as former counsel Don McGahn from testifying -- a tactic House Democrats have challenged in court. SNIP...
  • 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...
  • Scaramucci Attacks John Kelly: “Covered Up” Porter, “Very Dishonest”

    03/01/2018 5:12:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Anthony “the Mooch” Scaramucci denies that his attack on Trump chief of staff John Kelly this morning was motivated by personal grievance over Kelly having fired him as communications director. Right. Interviewed by Chris Cuomo, the Mooch unleashed a broadside against Kelly. Highlights: “I hold the White House chief of staff accountable [for the Rob Porter situation.]” “[Kelly] had the information [on Porter.] He tried to cover up the information. He tried to get other people in the White House to cover up the information for him.” “I talked a little bit of smack about two guys we were trying...
  • The Week in Review: The Fake News Media’s Fakest Week Ever

    02/18/2018 5:36:55 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) This past week saw the fake news media have what probably was its fakest week ever – which is saying an awful lot – and here a few of the highlights: The fake news media, lacking any other negative story on which to focus in order to avoid reporting on the massive, mushrooming scandal of corruption at DOJ and the FBI, spent the first several days of the week hammering the Rob Porter story. While Porter’s likely a wife-abusing turd who needed to be fired and needs to be punished, that hardly...
  • If Sarah Sanders Were to Smack the Press

    02/16/2018 10:02:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 16, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is constantly hammered by "Gotcha!" questions from reporters in the briefing room. This was dramatically underlined when the story broke about former White House staff secretary Rob Porter being accused of domestic violence by two ex-wives, one of whom even brandished a picture with a black eye. By the time it was over, Sanders had one, too. It didn't look good, and nothing Sanders said from the lectern was going to be good enough. The same outlets that couldn't muster more than one question regarding former President Bill Clinton's alleged rape of Juanita...
  • Media Frustrated: Mass Shooting Distracts from Rob Porter

    02/15/2018 11:47:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | February 15, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there are other interesting aspects to this. Would you believe me if I were to tell you that the news media — the Drive-Bys — are frustrated today over this shooting? Oh, they are, folks. They are frustrated as they can be. And you know why? They are frustrated because this shooting has knocked the Rob Porter scandal from the headlines. In fact, if you think that I’m exaggerating this, I have here a story in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. It’s from “ — The White House’s public schedule of events for Thursday does not include a...
  • Opinion: President Trump must dump John Kelly in what's become a no-win situation

    02/14/2018 11:24:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    CNBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Jake Novak
    The Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal is more than just another bout of bad publicity for the White House. It's an actual dilemma that leaves President Donald Trump with no great options, only differing levels of bad choices. But every sensible choice includes chief of staff John Kelly leaving the White House. The key is what Kelly knew about the evidence of Porter's domestic abuse record, when he knew it, and what he did about it when he did know it. That leaves Kelly stepping down quietly and the president not commenting about it as the least bad scenario. It's...
  • House to investigate why former Trump aide Porter worked without security clearance (Barf Alert!)

    02/14/2018 11:17:00 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 29 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | February 14, 2018 | DEB RIECHMANN
    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to know how former presidential aide Rob Porter was allowed to work at the White House under an interim security clearance — despite allegations of spousal abuse. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told CNN on Wednesday that the panel decided Tuesday night to launch an investigation. Word of the probe comes a day after the FBI publicly contradicted the White House over Porter, who has been accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. The FBI said it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions...
  • Sen. Rubio's Important Questions About China...Democrat Only Asks About Rob Porter...

    02/13/2018 8:11:03 AM PST · by Stayfree · 27 replies
    Fox News | February 13, 2018 | Self
    Sen. Rubio asks FBI director and others about the path that China is taking to become the world's dominant super power including using our own academic superiority to educate their future scientists, but the stupid democrat that followed him only wanted to know what our intel people knew about the Rob Porter situation...what a bumbling old fool who shouldn't even be a crossing guard, much less a Senator.
  • Scarborough Criticizes First Lady for Not Speaking Out on Domestic Abuse: “Where is Melania Trump?”

    02/13/2018 4:25:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One place we know Melania Trump isn’t, Joe: behind the scenes, organizing “bimbo eruption” campaigns to destroy the reputation of abused women. During a discussion of the Rob Porter matter on today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough criticized the First Lady for not speaking out on domestic abuse. Said Scarborough: “You’re talking about spousal abuse. Punching. And you do wonder where — I’ll just say it — where Melania Trump is here? You wonder. That’s a fair question to ask.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Principles, Schminciples - Lynch Mobs Are Cool If They Derail Trump

    02/12/2018 5:07:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | February 12, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    The last couple months of success for Donald Trump’s administration have the liberals and their Fredocon buddies in a panic. It’s blocking their return to power. General John Kelly came into the White House as Chief of Staff and provided the much needed discipline that helped translate the President’s vision into the most conservative run of achievements since Ronald Reagan. And that has to be stopped.Kelly has to go, and to do that they have to change the subject. So, why not lie about this Gold Star father and military hero and try to use his own honor as...
  • Cuomo Ignores Big Difference between Photos of Franken, and Porter Wife

    02/12/2018 4:17:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hey Chris: it’s the difference between a photo of someone robbing a safe, and a photo of an empty safe . . . The allegations against former Trump aide Rob Porter are serious. There is reason to believe that he physically abused his former wives. That said, Chris Cuomo has ignored a big difference in the photos involved in the two cases. On CNN this morning, Chris Cuomo said that Pres. Trump is “playing favorites,” given his strong reaction to the photo of Al Franken groping a woman and his muted reaction to the photo of a former wife of...
  • Trump Follows the Same Security Clearance Process as Obama and Bush, Says W H Legislative...

    02/11/2018 10:34:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 11, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today on NBC's Meet the Press, White House Legislative Director, Marc Short, defended the process used to vet and hire staffers within the administration The White House’s clearing process has fallen under scrutiny since Rob Porter, a former top aide to President Trump, resigned after graphic details of alleged domestic abuse surfaced earlier this week. Meet the Press' host, Chuck Todd, asked Short what missteps were taken by the White House in hiring Rob Porter. Short responded, saying that many in the White House considered Porter to be a friend and an outstanding worker. But, Short emphasized that there is...
  • John Kelly’s credibility is at risk after defending aide accused of domestic violence

    02/10/2018 11:45:34 AM PST · by DOC44 · 72 replies
    After the White House staff secretary was accused of domestic violence by both of his ex-wives, Kelly publicly defended Porter as “a man of true integrity and honor,” adding, “I can’t say enough good things about him.” Privately, Kelly reportedly urged him to stay in his job. Kelly’s actions left his critics — as well as some West Wing subordinates — questioning how much credibility he has left.
  • Report: Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly Expressing Willingness to Resign Over Rob Porter Scandal

    02/09/2018 2:19:14 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 9, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is willing to resign and expressed his willingness to President Donald Trump, according to a report from ABC News. Breitbart News has confirmed the news from sources with direct knowledge of the situation. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley denied that Kelly has offered his resignation.
  • CNN Jumps to Conclusions After Trump Wishes Rob Porter Well

    02/09/2018 2:23:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | February 9, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump offered his well wishes to his now former staff secretary Rob Porter following his resignation in the wake of domestic violence allegations from his two ex-wives. Trump commended his "hard work" while he served in the White House and said he hopes he was a wonderful career ahead of him.He also reminded the press that Porter has said he's innocent.Aware of the president's remarks, CNN jumped to the following conclusion during its breaking news report. quite the CNN chyron right now— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 9, 2018 It's unclear whether it was mentioned in this Wolf Blitzer...
  • CNN Targets Hope Hicks

    02/09/2018 1:12:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Rush ^ | February 9, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there’s a news story effervescing out there that just has the Drive-Bys so excited they can’t see straight because they think they have found a Republican version of Harvey Weinstein, and he just happens to work in the White House. You familiar with this story, Mr. Snerdley? This is the guy from yesterday who had abused his ex-wives who have now gone public with photos and details and evidence and how he has now been fired. And nobody knew the guy was there. He’s a secretary. He’s been called Trump’s right-hand man all of a sudden. And he’s...
  • White House aide Rob Porter's exit moved up, amid questions over handling of abuse claims

    02/08/2018 10:17:13 AM PST · by familyop · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08FEB18 | Serafin Gómez, Judson Berger
    "These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago...I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign,” Porter said in a statement provided by the White House...Fox News also has learned that Hicks was involved in drafting the initial response to the first report.