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Report: Aides Worried About 'Unraveling' Trump

Sources say he is increasingly 'unstable,' isolated

(Newser) - President Trump might be launching a new hunt for White House leakers soon because a lot of them seem to have spoken to Vanity Fair —and the picture they paint of the president's state of mind is alarming. The sources say Trump is "unstable" and "unraveling"... More »

Report: White House Probing Jared, Ivanka's Email Domain

Officials look into reports aides used private email for business

(Newser) - White House officials—surprised and angered by reports that several Trump advisers used private email accounts for government business—have ordered an internal investigation of email use, Politico reports, citing "four officials familiar with the matter." The sources say investigators have been pulling emails from the White House... More »

Report: 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts

Ivanka, Bannon, Priebus are among them, sources say

(Newser) - Jared Kushner was far from the only White House adviser doing the same thing President Trump hammered Hillary Clinton for on the campaign trail, insiders say. The New York Times , citing "current and former officials," reports that at least six aides, including Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, used... More »

White House Lets Young Trump Fan Mow Lawn

'That’s the real future of the country right there,' Trump said of Frank Giaccio

(Newser) - Some children dream of being astronauts. Others of winning the World Series. But little Frank Giaccio just wanted to mow President Trump's lawn, the Washington Post reports. “Even though I’m only 10, I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for,... More »

ESPN Host Assailed for Calling Trump 'White Supremacist'

White House says 'SportsCenter' host Jemele Hill's comments are a 'fireable offense'

(Newser) - An ESPN host who tweeted about President Trump is finding herself in the White House's crosshairs, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling the comments a "fireable offense," per CNN . The offending tweet by SportsCenter host Jemele Hill, which she posted Monday: "Donald Trump is a... More »

Kushner Should Resign, Lawyers Reportedly Told Trump

'WSJ' says Trump ignored recommendation in June

(Newser) - Members of President Trump's legal team recommended Jared Kushner step down as senior White House adviser over his contacts with Russian officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . Citing multiple sources, the Journal reports the recommendation was based on Kushner's close relationship with Trump and his meetings with the... More »

Trump's Social Media Chief Posts Wrong Irma Video

He thought it was of flooding in Miami

(Newser) - President Trump's social media chief had to post a retraction Sunday after sharing a video that he wrongly believed showed the impact of Hurricane Irma. "Here is Miami International Airport. STAY SAFE!!" tweeted White House social media director Dan Scavino, posting a video of flooding at an... More »

Controversial Trump Adviser Gorka Is Gone

Ally of Steve Bannon appears to have been forced out

(Newser) - Will Steven Miller be next? Controversial Trump aide Sebastian Gorka, an ally of Steve Bannon, is out of the White House. He appears to have been ousted as part of chief of staff John Kelly's push to clean house, reports the New York Times . "Sebastian Gorka did not... More »

Far-Right Media Not Happy About New WH Info Protocol

John Kelly, aide will vet info coming to President Trump's desk

(Newser) - John Kelly is attempting to make order out of reported chaos in the White House, and it appears part of his strategy is diminishing the information pipeline to President Trump down to the size of a straw. The chief of staff's plan was laid out in two White House... More »

WH Memo: Trump 'Entirely Correct' on Charlottesville

Talking points call on GOP to back what he said about 'both sides' acting 'inappropriately'

(Newser) - Republicans including Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio were quick to speak out against President Trump's comments Tuesday that "both sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. But that wasn't at all what the White House had planned. A memo of talking... More »

Bannon Appears to Be in Trump's Doghouse

CBS says he could be out this week, while NYT says he's in 'internal exile'

(Newser) - "The Mooch" thinks Steve Bannon should be fired, but does President Trump agree? That seems to be a big topic of conversation in DC, and multiple reports suggest that the senior White House adviser may not have much time left in his post. CBS News , for example, reports that... More »

White House Is Getting a Big Upgrade

Workers are busy while president is away

(Newser) - While the president is away , the West Wing isn't exactly playing: It's undergoing a renovation so massive that all staffers not currently with President Trump in New Jersey have been evacuated to an adjacent office building, reports ABC News . Among items on the lengthy punchlist: Replacing the 27-year-old... More »

Trump Chicken Appears Next to White House

'Seriously?' asks Fox anchor

(Newser) - A giant inflatable chicken with President Trump's hairstyle appeared next to the White House Wednesday afternoon, causing squawks of dismay or clucks of approval, depending on political affiliation. The balloon is owned by documentary filmmaker Taran Singh Brar, who says he wanted to make a point about Trump being... More »

'No More Yellow': Inside the $3.4M West Wing Renovation

While Trump works from New Jersey, the White House gets a refresh

(Newser) - "I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off," said Donald Trump in 2015, per NPR . And the White House insists that working is what he'll be doing during his 17-day vacation , which began Friday, at his... More »

Miller Gets 'Hero' Status in West Wing After CNN Clash

And Bret Easton Ellis wants to write a novel about the White House adviser

(Newser) - He's been in the spotlight previously, but White House aide Stephen Miller got perhaps his biggest exposure so far on Wednesday when he briefed reporters on President Trump's new immigration plan and sparred with CNN's Jim Acosta. It even caught the attention of Less Than Zero novelist... More »

Trump Denies Calling White House a 'Dump'

'I love the White House'

(Newser) - President Trump says he loves the White House—and reports that he called it a "real dump" are yet more fake news. "I love the White House, one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen," Trump tweeted late Wednesday. "But Fake News said... More »

Sorry, SNL, Spicer Is Still Leaving

Some wondered if he'd stay after Scaramucci implosion, but WH official says no

(Newser) - With Scaramucci out, is Sean Spicer back in? That question has surfaced after the White House communications director was unceremoniously dumped earlier this week (Scaramucci's hire was the reported reason why press secretary Spicer left in the first place). But a senior White House official tells Reuters that Spicer,... More »

Report: Trump Called the White House a 'Real Dump'

Chelsea Clinton defends former residence

(Newser) - President Trump's new residence in DC apparently doesn't meet the standard of accommodation he is accustomed to. A detailed Golf.com look at Trump and the world of golf found that his handicap is probably a respectable 8 or 9—though he routinely takes "floating mulligans."... More »

Fox News Gets Sued Over Explosive Seth Rich Story

Investigator says network fabricated quotes, worked with White House

(Newser) - Remember the controversy over the death of young Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich? It just took another tangled turn. A private investigator is suing Fox News, alleging that the network made up quotes from him to buttress its allegations that Rich leaked DNC emails and was murdered because of... More »

Mooch's Tenure: 'Minus 16 Days'

'Scaramouche, we hardly knew ye'

(Newser) - The Mooch is out after a tenure as White House communications director that only lasted around 250 hours. Anthony Scaramucci was fired and reportedly escorted off the White House premises Monday, swept away by new broom John Kelly, the retired Marine Corps general expected to bring some military discipline... More »

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