Photo by Getty Images Trump administration staffers are scared. They’re staying mum in meetings out of concern that their comments could be leaked to the press by foes. Many feel a a “deep state” of career military and intelligence officials is out to destroy them. One White House staffer said once he gets home in… Continue reading Paranoia seizes Trump’s White House
Appearing on CBS’s Face The Nation, House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked by host John Dickerson if he had seen anything to suggest there were wiretaps in Trump Tower during the election. Ryan responded, “No.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer downplayed the President’s wiretap claim during the daily press meeting Monday. Spicer stated, “The… Continue reading Paul Ryan has not seen any evidence of Obama wiretaps.
Photo by Rudy Sulgan/Getty Images Republican Senator Rand Paul has come out in opposition to the new healthcare plan that House Republicans have brought forward. He was asked by Bloomberg news, “(With) you coming out against it, some of your colleagues already coming out against the House Republican plan, is this proposal dead?” Paul replied,… Continue reading Trump and House Republicans support new healthcare bill, but Rand Paul and AARP does not.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is targeting his own staff in a crackdown of information leaks to the media. The push includes checking the cellphones of his staff overseen by White House lawyers. To read more on this story in the Politico article, click here.
Photo by Doug Mills for the New York Times President Donald Trump has rescinded the federal rules on school bathrooms for transgendered students. This despite resistance from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos because of the potential harm that rescinding the protections could cause transgender students. However Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who has opposed expanding transgender… Continue reading DeVos resisted rescinding protections because of potential harm to transgender students.
Photo by Carlos Barria / AP New immigration enforcement policies issued by the Trump administration this week recommends sending anyone detained for entering the U.S. illegally to Mexico regardless of whether they are from that country. However it also says that the goal of the policy is not ‘mass deportations.’ This policy has raised protests… Continue reading Immigration rule recommends sending anyone detained in the U.S. illegally to Mexico
Photo by Sam Hodgson for The New York Times Multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials have reported that high level-aides to Donald Trump were in constant communication with senior Russian officials known to intelligence agencies during the U.S. presidential campaign. The frequency of the communications and the proximity to Trump of… Continue reading Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during the U.S. presidential campaign