We’ve learned that Donald Trump has spoken to his former White House chief of Staff, Reince Priebus more than a few times in the last week, and has suggested that Prieubs should come back to his old job.
The New York Times had already reported that Trump was really angry at John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, and started to make phone calls. And among the people the president called to express dissatisfaction, according to those close to him, was none other than Reince Priebus, the previous chief of staff.
The idea that the president would confide grievances over Mr. Kelly with the person he pushed out to hire Mr. Kelly is yet another indication of how upside-down Mr. Trump’s world can be. In the West Wing, various characters fall in and out of favor with such rapidity that it is never entirely clear who has the president’s ear.
This shows that he may regret his decision to fire Trump fan boy Priebus
Remember, it was in the spring/summer of 2017 — after the Comey firing — when Trump lost confidence in Priebus, who remained in his job until late July. Are we seeing a similar dynamic playing out with Kelly?
Kelly is center of the latest White House scandal, amid reports he was aware of domestic-violence allegations against staff secretary Rob Porter but failed to take action. Kelly also triggered a backlash this week by suggesting some immigrants to the U.S. are “too lazy” to seek legal status.
Most recently, Reince Priebus spoke highly of his six months as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff to a room full of Indiana lawmakers and business leaders Tuesday evening.
Priebus also spoke highly about Pence and said the two used to pray together during challenging times at the White House.
“One of the single greatest joys of my time as chief of staff was spending time working with and learning from (Pence),” Priebus said.
Obviously Priebus is trying to get his job back, and be a Trump lackey again
Romney Speaks Out For Stronger Gun Background Checks in Utah Race
Mitt Romney used his first big speech as a Utah Senate candidate to call for action to prevent another deadly mass shooting like the one at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.
The former GOP presidential candidate said it’s “wrong and unacceptable for children in our schools to fear for their lives” and that shootings will keep happening unless action is taken to prevent them.
Romney made the remarks at a speech Friday night before core members of Utah’s Republican Party at a party fundraising dinner in Provo.
Romney says he would support an effort in Congress to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers but said states will have to come up with solutions like enhanced school security and special teams that intervene with children who may be having emotional issues.
McMaster: Incontrovertible Evidence Russia Helped Trump
The national security adviser to President Trump said Saturday that the new FBI indictments show indisputably that Russians meddled in U.S. elections.
During the Munich Security Conference in Germany, H.R. McMaster said “with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible” that Moscow meddled in the 2016 campaign.
He also scoffed at any move to work with Russia on cybersecurity, saying “we would love to have a cyber dialogue when Russia is sincere about curtailing its sophisticated form of espionage.”
McMaster’s remarks follow the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies by a federal grand jury for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential elections. The case brought by Robert Mueller, special counsel for the Justice Department, details a sophisticated plot to wage “information warfare” against the U.S.
On Friday, the DOJ announced charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election. The charges included conspiracy to defraud the United States. Three defendants were also charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.
The indictments come as part of Mueller’s larger investigation looking into possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign associates and Russia. Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion.
$26 Million of Inauguration Money Paid to Company That Didn’t Exist
$26 million to an event planning firm that didn’t exist only weeks before the inaguration according to reporting by the New York Times.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, also serves as a senior advisor to the first lady, although she is not paid for her White House work. The inaugural committee reported paying $26 million to WIS Media Partners, a limited liability company that Wolkoff set up in late 2016 specifically to collect this money.
The problem is also there is no sign the company actually did any work, or submitted bills — but that was just paid the money.
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