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The "Banned-From-The-White-House" Book Club   America - all of it

Started 4/13/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 20476 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/15/18

What the fuck is she doing?!!

Releasing recordings of Trump, Kelly...

It's like she's jumping up and down screaming "ARREST ME!! ARREST ME!!"

For once, Trump may have tweeted the truth.

Omarosa really is a moron!


She's selling a lot of books. 

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

8/15/18

Thank god you spell well! If you had written: maroon, wow the brewing storm.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

8/15/18

No she is not! They are already 30% off since day 1

Usually, no. 

But the things that came up in the recordings, turns out sometimes she tells the truth

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/15/18

I have no doubt about that.

But it's just more distraction.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

8/15/18

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/16/18

You mentioned this in passing somewhere...

Anyway, I guess this will be the next book...

US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, accusing him of using his access to classified information to "sow division and chaos" about the Trump administration.

Key points:

  • Donald Trump is also reviewing security clearances of other former officials
  • John Brennan has been a sharp critic of Mr Trump
  • He took to Twitter after the decision to say it was an effort to "suppress freedom of speech and punish critics"

Mr Trump announced the decision in a statement read by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at her daily news briefing.

Mr Trump said he was also reviewing the security clearances of several other former ranking government officials, all of whom have criticised Mr Trump, including former US national intelligence director James Clapper, former FBI director James Comey, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, and former deputy attorney-general Sally Yates, among others.

CIA Director John Brennan speaking in April 2015

Mr Brennan, who was director of the CIA under Mr Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, has been a sharp critic of Mr Trump, frequently appearing on cable television news shows to attack his foreign policy positions.

Mr Trump's statement said Mr Brennan had engaged in "increasingly frenzied commentary" and abused his access to classified information by using it to "sow division and chaos".

"At this point in my administration, any benefits that senior officials might glean from consultations with Mr Brennan are now outweighed by the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behaviour," Mr Trump said.

"That conduct and behaviour has tested and far exceeded the limits of any professional courtesy that has been due to him."

A spokesman for Mr Brennan declined to immediately comment, but Mr Brennan took to Twitter himself to criticise the decision as an effort to "suppress freedom of speech and punish critics".

Democrats are also lining up to denounce Mr Trump's decision, with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi calling the move "a stunning abuse of power".

Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned a "dangerous precedent" was being set.

But Ms Sanders defended the decision, saying Mr Brennan had been making "unfounded and outrageous allegations" against the administration.

Mr Brennan called Mr Trump's behaviour at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin "nothing short of treasonous."

Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland said of Mr Trump: "Leaders behave like this in dictatorships, not democracies."

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/16/18

Trump takes the high road!  ... just kidding

US President Donald Trump has escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, referring to his longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as "that dog!"

Key points:

  • Trump calls Manigault Newman "crazed, crying lowlife"
  • Former aide says she has more recordings
  • Trump presidential campaign files arbitration action against Manigault Newman

The pressure on Ms Manigault Newman increased, as the Trump presidential campaign filed arbitration action against her, alleging a breach of a confidentiality agreement.

A campaign official said the action was filed with the American Arbitration Association.

Mr Trump tweeted a barrage of insults on Tuesday morning (local time) as Ms Manigault Newman continued promoting her White House tell-all and releasing secret audio recordings.

Her book paints a damning picture of Mr Trump, including her claim that he used racial slurs on the set of his reality show The Apprentice.

Twitter time:

"When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn't work out," Mr Trump said.

"Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!"

While Mr Trump trades in insults on a near daily basis, calling Ms Manigault Newman a "dog" was a stunning move in a row that touched on several sensitive issues in Trump's White House.

They included a lack of racial diversity among senior officials, security concerns — Ms Manigault Newman taped her firing in the White House Situation Room — and extraordinary measures such as non-disclosure agreements to keep ex-employees quiet.

Mr Trump has also pushed back against Ms Manigault Newman's claim that she had heard an audiotape of him using the N-word.

He tweeted that he had received a call from the producer of The Apprentice assuring him "there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa",

Mr Trump said "I don't have that word in my vocabulary, and never have".

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