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Blumenthal: 'Rob Porter was a security risk time bomb'

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal said on Feb. 14 that former White House staff secretary Rob Porter was a “security risk time bomb” because he was vulnerable to blackmail.
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The White House is doing something it has never done before in response to the Rob Porter scandal

The White House is doing something it has never done before in response to the Rob Porter scandal

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Vice President Mike Pence became the latest White House official to say the administration could've done better in handling the scandal surrounding Rob Porter, a former staff secretary accused of domestic violence.
Previously, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and deputy press secretary Raj Shah made similar comments.
It's unlike any prior admission from the administration.
Vice President Mike Pence became the latest - and most prominent - White House official to make a startling assertion in the midst of the scandal surrounding former staff secretary Rob Porter and...
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Former Chief Of Staff Leon Panetta Discusses Managing The White House

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Leon Panetta, chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA under President Obama. He talks about the pressures on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and his experience of managing a White House while under fire.
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2017 Air Force Chief of Safety and Safety Staff Awards announced

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Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr., Air Force chief of safety, recently announced the recipients of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff, Chief of Safety and Safety Staff Awards for 2017.
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White House mess leaves embattled Kelly in limbo

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President Trump hasn't made a decision about the fate of his chief of staff but has reached out to friends about potential replacements, sources tell NBC News.
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Don't Trust the Process

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President Trump is upset that Rob Porter, his former White House staff secretary, has been forced out by allegations of domestic abuse. “ Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation ,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?” On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeated that message. “Does the president believe the women?” a reporter asked. Sanders replied: “ He believes in due process .”
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Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly Weighs In On Investigation Into Rob Porter

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Va., about his committee's investigation into Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary who resigned over accusations of domestic violence.
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Pence on Rob Porter scandal: 'The White House could have handled this better'

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Porter resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse.
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Riding an Untamed Horse: Priebus Opens Up on Serving Trump

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Reince Priebus, the president's first White House chief of staff, said his tenure was even more arduous than outsiders knew. “Take everything you've heard and multiply it by 50,” he says in new book.
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Watch: White House briefs reporters following newest explanation on Rob Porter

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is scheduled to take questions from reporters.
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Why There's So Much Chaos in the Trump Administration

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Ezra Klein , Vox
But the White House's staffing crisis runs deeper. The Washington Post counts 37 high-level Trump aides or advisers who've resigned or been fired, including a chief of staff, multiple agency heads, and - importantly, given the administration's need to build a bench for its future - deputy directors of the National Economic Council, the National Security Council, and the Domestic Policy Council, as well as multiple deputy chiefs of staff. Many of these jobs remain open today. Many more resignations are expected.
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Trump, a Week After Porter Resigned, Says He's ‘Totally Opposed' to Spousal Abuse

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Mr. Trump's statement, which members of both parties had said was long overdue, came as the president's chief of staff faced new questions about his handling of the case.
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Former White House Chief Of Staff Andy Card: FBI Director Christopher Wray Should Have Given The White House A Heads Up On What He Was Going To Say About Rob Porter's Background Check

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Andy Card , White House Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, joined Brian Kilmeade and discussed current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's handling of the Rob Porter scandal. Card defended the way John Kelly handled the dismissal of Rob Porter because Kelly needs to be focused on what is happening overseas and domestically with infrastructure, immigration and the budget. Card went on to say Kelly as Chief Of Staff does not need to be caught up in the weeds of the White House in terms of security clearances, he has to trust other people to do that job. When it comes to grading...
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WATCH: Pence on domestic abuse allegations: 'The White House could have handled this better'

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Vice President Mike Pence says the White House could have done a better job of handling the Rob Porter domestic abuse allegations but stands by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
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Rob Porter Scandal: Mike Pence Expresses Support for White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

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Vice President Mike Pence stood by embattled White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, saying the former Marine general has done a "remarkable job."
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Trump Spent His Sunday Night Watching '60 Minutes' And Hate-Tweeting About Oprah

Trump Spent His Sunday Night Watching '60 Minutes' And Hate-Tweeting About Oprah

The president dares Winfrey to run against him in 2020. Read more ...

Trump: 'They're Laughing Their Asses Off in Moscow'

Trump: 'They're Laughing Their Asses Off in Moscow'

President Trump continued to vent his Saturday night fury over the Russia probe into Sunday, reports the AP , arguing that the Obama administration bears some of the blame... Read more ...

Facebook Will Use Postcards to Stop Russian Meddling

Facebook Will Use Postcards to Stop Russian Meddling

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in US elections: Read more ...

In the Works: School Protests to Take On 'American Carnage'

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The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins, and other actions on school campuses across the US aimed at pushing... Read more ...

Trump slams Obama's nuclear deal payment to Iran

Trump slams Obama's nuclear deal payment to Iran

Hours after President Trump blamed the FBI for dropping the ball on the Florida shooting because it was too focused on Russia meddling in the 2016 election and chastised his... Read more ...

Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty To Mueller Probe Charges: Report

Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty To Mueller Probe Charges: Report

He's willing to testify against Paul Manafort, his onetime associate, according to The Los Angeles Times. Read more ...

A Secret Service agent tackled a Chinese security official over the nuclear...

A Secret Service agent tackled a Chinese security official over the nuclear football when Trump visited China

Axios reported on Sunday that during President Donald Trump's trip to China in November, a Secret Service member tackled a Chinese security official. The incident reportedly... Read more ...

Clapper on Russia Threat: Trump 'Never Talks About That'

Clapper on Russia Threat: Trump 'Never Talks About That'

Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russians and the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. , spurred much of the conversation on the Sunday morning circuit. After the special... Read more ...

Adam Schiff: Indictment of 13 Russians doesn't absolve Trump of election...

Adam Schiff: Indictment of 13 Russians doesn't absolve Trump of election collusion

“Of course not, but this is a president who claims vindication any time someone sneezes,” Schiff said. Read more ...

Trump claims he never said Russia didn't meddle in the election

Trump claims he never said Russia didn't meddle in the election

"The Russian ‘hoax' was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!” Trump tweeted. Read more ...