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John Kelly approves changes to White House security clearance process

(Washington Examiner)  White House chief of staff John Kelly sent a memo to top government officials on Friday approving changes to how the Trump administration oversees background investigations and grants security clearances, a move largely seen as a response to concerns that emerged following the resignation of Rob Porter last week. Writing to FBI Director […]

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FBI Withheld Porter Background Check & Alleged Domestic Abuse Details from White House For Months

(True Pundit)  FBI Director Christopher Wray offered a new timeline on the background check for former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, saying the investigation ended in July but that new information was then provided to the White House in November and January. Wray in response to questions from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said that investigators submitted […]

Religion

Pastor Begley: Melania Trump Demanded Spiritual Cleansing of White House, Removal of Pagan, Demonic Idols

(CNS News)  While commenting on President Donald Trump’s very public support for Christianity, as well as the frequent Bible studies and prayer gatherings held at the White House, evangelical Pastor Paul Begley said first lady Melania Trump demanded that the White House be spiritually cleansed and that pagan, demonic items and artificats from the Obama and […]

Politics U.S. News

White House: Trump lawyers in favor of appointing second special counsel

(Axios)  Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters on Air Force One Monday that President Trump’s attorneys have already approved the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate the FBI and Justice Department’s actions during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to White House pool reports. Shah also said that the White House will […]

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White House Chief of Staff Says Mueller-style Investigation of Hillary Clinton Needed – Newsweek

(Newsweek)  White House chief of staff John Kelly called for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Uranium One deal on the day President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was arraigned for money laundering and other charges. “I think it’s doubly important that when these kinds of accusations are made that they […]

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Trump campaign gave feds the goods on Papadopoulos, says White House – Washington Times

(Washington Times)  The White House on Tuesday said it was the Trump campaign that gave the feds the goods on George Papadopoulos, a low-level campaign aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia.“Papadopoulos is an example of someone doing the wrong thing while the campaign was doing the right thing,” […]