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First Lady Melania Trump Issues Statement Saying John Bolton's Top Deputy, Mira Ricardel, Should Be Fired

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First lady Melania Trump demanded the ouster of National Security Adviser John Bolton's top deputy, Mira Ricardel, on Tuesday as reports swirled about an imminent shakeup of President Donald Trump's administration.
"It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House," Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement in response to a question about reports the first lady had sought Ricardel's removal.
Ricardel, Bolton's top deputy, clashed with the first lady's staff after threatening to withhold National...
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Melania Trump Calls For Deputy National Security Adviser's Firing

Melania Trump Calls For Deputy National Security Adviser's Firing

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The remark is uncharacteristically harsh for the first lady.
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Trump under pressure from Melania to fire top aide

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President Donald Trump was under pressure from his wife, Melania, on Tuesday to fire his deputy national security adviser over what two sources close to the White House said was the way Mrs Trump's trip to Africa was handled.
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Bolton says tape doesn't link Saudi prince to critic's death

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Tuesday that people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his death.
“That is not the conclusion that the people who have heard it have come to,” John Bolton told reporters at a summit in Singapore.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that audio recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who had been critical of the Saudi royal family, have been shared with Saudi...
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First Lady Melania Trump Just Publicly Called for a National Security Council Official to Be Fired

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In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council official.
After reports circulated Tuesday that the president had decided to remove Mira Ricardel from the NSC, the first lady's spokeswoman issued a statement saying: “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.”
Ricardel is national security adviser John Bolton's deputy.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the first lady's staff and Ricardel clashed during Mrs. Trump's visit to Africa in...
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Who is Mira Ricardel? Melania Trump Called for Ousting of Top National Security Aide After Pair Reportedly Clashed in Africa

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Shortly after the statement from Melania Trump's spokeswoman, reports emerged that the top aide to John Bolton had been escorted from the White House.
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Trump considers ousting top aide who feuded with Melania

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President Donald Trump is moving to replace his deputy national security adviser after she feuded with first lady Melania Trump, two sources familiar with the matter said, with a spokeswoman for the first lady leaving no doubt about where she stood on the matter.
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First lady Melania Trump's office calls for firing of White House national security official

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“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” the first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement about deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel.
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Trump considers tough-talking former ICE director for DHS chief

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President Donald Trump is considering Thomas Homan, former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to succeed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, three people familiar with the process told POLITICO. Homan's name has surfaced amid a flurry of media reports that Nielsen could be asked to resign before the end of the month. Tapping Homan to run the Department of Homeland Security would almost certainly energize Trump's base. The tough-talking lawman once recommended charging so-called sanctuary city politicians “with crimes” and has pugnaciously defended even...
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Melania Trump calls for the ouster of John Bolton's top aide

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First lady Melania Trump is openly calling for the ouster of one of the top officials on the National Security Council - a rare public rebuke that comes as the president weighs a broader shake-up of the West Wing after last week's midterm elections. Melania Trump's office said in a blunt statement on Tuesday that Mira Ricardel, the deputy to national security adviser John Bolton, does not belong in the White House anymore. “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's...
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First Lady Melania Trump says John Bolton's top deputy should be fired

First Lady Melania Trump says John Bolton's top deputy should be fired

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First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday called for National Security Adviser John Bolton's top deputy to be fired.
The first lady is reportedly unhappy with how she's been treated by Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, on Tuesday told INSIDER, "It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House."
First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday called for National Security Adviser John Bolton's top deputy to be fired.
The first lady is reportedly unhappy with how she's been...
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Trump aide Ricardel 'no longer deserves' to serve: first lady's office

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump has asked that the White House sever ties with deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, a spokeswoman for the first lady's office said on Tuesday.
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Trump weighs removing chief of staff, DHS secretary: reports

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Trump is considering replacing chief of staff, John Kelly, and Homeland Security head, Kirstjen Nielsen, US media report
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Trump considers ousting national security deputy over feud with first lady: sources

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President Donald Trump is moving to replace his deputy national security adviser after she feuded with first lady Melania Trump, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
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