The White House has been dealing with a full-blown scandal the past few days over the abuse allegations against ex-staffer Rob Porter and the way the administration has handled the situation. And it appears that President Donald Trump is frustrated with a whole range of folks in the White House over this whole thing.It has already been reported that Trump is “f*cking pissed” at White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and has been calling others — including former chief of staff Reince Priebus — to gripe about Kelly and seek advice on whether the retired Marine general should be replaced. And according to other reporting, Kelly’s not the only one in the line of fire.Per CNN, Trump is frustrated with White House communications director Hope Hicks in the wake of this controversy. Hicks, who is currently dating Porter, was involved in crafting the original White House statement in response to reports of Porter’s abuse. That statement included high praise … [Read more...] about Trump Reportedly Frustrated With Hope Hicks and Raj Shah Amid Rob Porter Scandal
On Wednesday, White House senior aide Rob Porter announced his resignation after both of his ex-wives went public with claims of physical and emotional abuse. So just who is this West Wing staffer? And why is the White House defending him so vigorously in the face of some truly horrific allegations? Porter’s official title was White House staff secretary and assistant to the president for policy coordination. But multiple reports peg Porter as having been a crucial gatekeeper, particularly as soon as John Kelly took over as chief of staff. Politico reported, in August, about a pair of memos authored by Kelly and Porter spelling out precisely how information in the White House was to be filtered. Porter had a crucial role in deciding what reached President Donald Trump‘s desk. A Business Insider profile of Porter quoted an unnamed Senate aide describing how Porter fit in to the Trump administration — of which he has been part since the beginning. “He’s … [Read more...] about Who is Rob Porter — The Senior White House Aide Who Resigned Amid Domestic Violence Allegations?
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about today’s explosive White House news story, in which senior aide Rob Porter has announced his resignation after allegations surfaced that he abused his ex-wives, both physically and emotionally.Porter, a former aide to Sen. Orrin Hatch and close confidante of President Donald Trump, is also rumored to be dating communications director Hope Hicks.Sanders stuck by Porter’s performance in the job and, notably, did not comment on the allegations themselves nor did she note if his security clearance has been revoked.“I can tell you that Rob has been effective in his role as staff secretary and the president and chief of staff have had full confidence and trust in his abilities and his performance,” she said.Sanders proceeded to read a statement prepared by Porter himself, which vehemently denied the allegations levied against him.“These outrageous allegations are simply false,” he wrote. … [Read more...] about Sarah Sanders on Resignation of WH Aide Accused of Domestic Abuse: He Made ‘Personal Decision’
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold a briefing today to discuss the administration’s latest plans and administrative agenda. The briefing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EST. There’s a good chance that today’s briefing will involve a new round of questions about Stormy Daniels‘ lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen. Deputy press secretary Raj Shah deflected a lot of questions on thew subject yesterday, though Daniels’ allegations are still making waves in political media circles — especially since the porn star is suing Cohen for defamation. Another potential topic? The New York Times report that Trump wants Rob Porter to come back to the White House. The Times report stated that Trump continues to seek advice from the former White House aide, and hopes he makes a return in the future. Porter left the West Wing last month in light of the news that his two ex-wives and another women accused him of … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE: White House Press Briefing With Sarah Huckabee Sanders
While political figures like Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) may have made the biggest splashes at this year’s NRA convention in Houston, Texas, the leadership of the organization was also out in full force offering their best defenses of the Second Amendment against an Obama administration they believe is trying to take gun owners’ rights away. NRA CEO and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre looked back to one year ago when he says he predicted that if President Obama was re-elected, he would “launch an all-out historic attack against our Second Amendment and the personal freedom of hundreds of millions of law-abiding Americans.”LaPierre lashed out at the media for calling him “paranoid” and said “a lot of Americans were deceived into believing” that Obama would protect their rights. “It didn’t take long for the real Barack Obama to show himself,” he said, pointing to the executive orders he signed following … [Read more...] about NRA CEO LaPierre And New President Porter Slam Obama’s ‘All-Out Historic Attack’ On 2nd Amendment