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Trump: Mick Mulvaney Will Serve as Acting Chief of Staff

President Donald Trump named Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting White House Chief of Staff to replace outgoing General John Kelly on his Twitter account Friday evening. “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction. Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration,” Trump wrote. I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the…

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2020 Poll: Democrat Beto O’Rourke Surges into Top Tier of Presidential Candidates

Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) has surged into the top tier of Democrat presidential candidates in 2020, per a new poll from Emerson College. The poll of 800 registered voters, conducted December 6 to December 9, found that former Vice President Joe Biden leads the 2020 Democrat field with 26 percent while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats and ran for president as a Democrat in 2016, is in second place at 22 percent. Neither of those two results is surprising, but the real shock…

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James Comey Denies Knowing Clinton Law Firm Helped with ‘Pee’ Dossier: ‘I Don’t Remember the Name Perkins Coie at All’

In what could become a possible issue for James Comey, the former FBI director repeatedly stated in testimony to the House Judiciary Committee that he “never” knew the author of the infamous anti-Trump dossier had been retained to do his work by a U.S.-based law firm. The law firm in question, Perkins Coie, reportedly funded the controversial Fusion GPS to conduct the anti-Trump work on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Those efforts resulted in the largely-discredited dossier written by former British spy…

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Freedom Caucus Fights for the Border Wall as Chairman Mark Meadows in Running for White House Chief of Staff

The House Freedom Caucus issued a statement late Monday calling for funding for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico in the upcoming funding bill as the group’s chairman, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), remains a leading contender to become the next White House chief of staff. “This is our last chance to address illegal immigration before Democrats take over the House,” the Freedom Caucus said as a bloc in a group statement. “Republicans in Congress must fulfill our promise to the American people by building…

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Mark Meadows Counts Chief of Staff Position as ‘Incredible Honor’ 

House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows said Monday it would be an “incredible honor” to serve as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff. “Serving as chief of staff would be an incredible honor,” Meadows told Politico just hours after news broke that Meadows is on the short list of contenders to replace outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly. “The president has a long list of qualified candidates, and I know he’ll make the best selection for his administration and for the country.” Meadows was named as a contender…

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Michael Savage at White House Hanukkah Party: ‘Never Been a Friendlier President’ for Jewish People

Talk radio star Michael Savage recounted attending the White House Hanukkah reception last week, where he says he told President Trump that under his administration “the Jewish People and other minorities are at the high water mark of their existence in America.” “At the Hanukkah party, the cheering attendees knew they were experiencing one of Judaism’s highest moments,” Savage wrote in an email, speaking about last Thursday’s White House event. “The crowd ranged from the ultra-rich to some very poor ultra-religious, black-clad rabbis who looked bewildered. Surrounded as they were…

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James Comey Admits FBI Was Still Probing ‘Pee’ Dossier Until Day He Was Fired

At the time James B. Comey was fired as FBI director, his agency was still attempting to corroborate claims made in the infamous, largely-discredited anti-Trump dossier, Comey admitted. In testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, Comey described an effort “to try to replicate, either rule in or rule out, as much of that collection of reports that’s commonly now called the Steele dossier as possible, and that that work was ongoing when I was fired.” Trump dismissed Comey from the FBI on May 9, 2017. A transcript of…

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Report: Rep. Mark Meadows Under Consideration for Trump Chief of Staff

Rep. Mark Meadows is being considered as a replacement for outgoing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Axios reported late Sunday. The development coincides with late-breaking news Sunday that top rumored Chief of Staff candidate Nick Ayers was out of the running. Axios cited three sources with direct knowledge who said President Donald Trump was asking confidants about Meadows and three other unnamed candidates as potential Chief of Staff replacements. Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz chimed in at the news of Meadows being under consideration, “The winning would be exhausting.”…

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Nick Ayers No Longer in Running for Next White House Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) —  President Donald Trump’s top pick to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill that role. That’s according to a White House official who is not authorized to discuss the personnel issue by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Ayers is Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff. The official says that Trump and Ayers could not agree on Ayers’ length of service. The father of young children, Ayers had agreed to serve in an interim capacity though the…

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President Trump Confirms John Kelly Out as White House Chief of Staff

President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that John Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, will be leaving his post as White House Chief of Staff at the end of the year. Trump says chief of staff John Kelly will leave at the end of the year. Trump had previously said that Kelly agreed to stay on through at least 2020. — Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) December 8, 2018 .@realDonaldTrump says chief of staff John Kelly will leave the White House at the end of the year — Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) December…

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